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Bensalem Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Andalusia

 
 
Andalusia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
1. Andalusia Marker
Inscription.  Country estate of Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844), poet, lawyer, agriculturalist, state senator, and president of the Second Bank of the United States. Biddle's struggle with President Andrew Jackson over the Bank's financial control of the nation's monetary system was one of the most controversial issues of the era. Andalusia, designed by Benjamin H. Latrobe and Thomas U. Walter, shows the influence of both Regency and Greek Revival styles of architecture. Named a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1966.
 
Location. 40° 3.923′ N, 74° 57.712′ W. Marker is in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on State Road. Touch for map.
Andalusia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
2. Andalusia Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 1237 State Road, Bensalem PA 19020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Katharine Drexel (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Babe" Ruth (approx. 1.2 miles away in New Jersey); Delanco's Tribute to Those Who Lost Their Lives in the Second World War 1941 - 1945 (approx. 1.4 miles away in New Jersey); Honor Roll (approx. 1.4 miles away in New Jersey); To Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice - Korea - Vietnam (approx. 1.4 miles away in New Jersey); Benjamin Rush (approx. 1˝ miles away); Keystone Watchcase Clock Tower Restoration and Lighting (approx. 1.8 miles away in New Jersey); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away in New Jersey).
 
Regarding Andalusia. The house is not a National Historic Landmark as indicated on the marker. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Andalusia-Sign at entrance to Biddle Lane image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
3. Andalusia-Sign at entrance to Biddle Lane
Andalusia-Biddle Lane to Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
4. Andalusia-Biddle Lane to Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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