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Revolutionary War-era British Officer Lived in this Bensalem House

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Revolutionary War-era British Officer Lived in this Bensalem House

This building is 237 years old. I learned about it because of a bad deed. The Philadelphia Inquirer, on 4/10/13 at p. B3, had an article about three arsonists' unsuccessful attempt to burn it down. The article cites Jeffrey Marshall, president of the Heritage Conservancy, who said the lodge was once a magnificent property. From the article, In 1763, British Major Thomas Barnsley bought the 537-acre estate of James Coulter. The structure is rare in this area - more like manor homes in Virginia or Britain, rather than the Quaker style of Bucks County. A developer hopes the building can be repurposed in order to preserve it, according to the article.

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Location: Croydon Lodge , 1202 Gibson Rd. , Lower Bucks County, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 19020, United States
Listing Category: Buildings, Castles, Mansions, Plantations, Crimes & Criminals (real and alleged), History, Homes, Lives or Lived Here, Preservation / Protection Needed
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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