Spring Valley Historic District

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Spring Valley Historic District
Spring Valley HD BucksCo PA.jpg
House in the Spring Valley Historic District, December 2011
Spring Valley Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Spring Valley Historic District
Location Mill Road and U.S. Route 202, Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°19′07″N 75°04′59″W / 40.31861°N 75.08306°W / 40.31861; -75.08306Coordinates: 40°19′07″N 75°04′59″W / 40.31861°N 75.08306°W / 40.31861; -75.08306
Area 40.5 acres (16.4 ha)
Architectural style Georgian, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 88000140[1]
Added to NRHP January 7, 1988

Spring Valley Historic District, also known as Mechanic's Valley, is a national historic district located in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 32 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 2 contributing structures in the crossroads village of Spring Valley. They include a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, some of which are representative of the vernacular Georgian and Federal styles. The residential buildings are predominantly 2 1/2-story, stuccoed stone structures, some of which date to mid-18th century. Notable buildings include the Upper Mill or Spring Valley Mill (c. 1740), Lower Mill (c. 1820), blacksmith and wheelwright shop, cooperage, store, and two inns—the "Neff's Tavern" and Temperance Inn (c. 1838). The structures are the Spring Valley Mill Dam and a stone arch bridge.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Judith H. Moore and Kathryn Wannemacher (July 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Spring Valley Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-19.