Newtown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Isaac Hicks, father of the renowned artist, Edward Hicks, lived on the property from 1796 until his death in 1836. A girls boarding school and general store are believed to have occupied part of the building prior to its use as a hotel from 1843 to 1979 when it was nearly destroyed by fire. The building was almost lost following four years of deterioration from weather. In 1983 it was put back in service after extensive rehabilitation. Whitehall is on the National Register of Historic Buildings [sic - Places].
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 40° 13.608′ N, 74° 56.21′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Penn Street, on the right when traveling south on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 S State Street, Newtown PA 18940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White Hall (a few steps from this marker); Bird in Hand (within shouting February 9, 1778 (within shouting distance of this marker); Loyalist Raid of 1778 (within shouting distance of this marker); Justices House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friends Meeting (about 400 feet away); Half-Moon Inn (about 400 feet away); The First National Bank (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtown.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.