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Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maxwell-Bennett House

209 York Ave.

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
1. Maxwell-Bennett House Marker
Inscription.  John C. Adams built this impressive Greek revival 15-room home in 1854. The family of William Maxwell occupied the home for nearly 100 years. He was president judge of Bradford County from 1912 until his death in 1925. He came to Towanda and entered the law firm of Peet & Davis. William married Anna, daughter of John D Beidleman, the contractor and builder who built most of the brick buildings in Towanda. Anna died in 1900 after 23 years of marriage. On Dec. 20, 1904 William married Belle Barnard. They had one child, Annabelle Maxwell, who married Robert Bennett a successful lawyer from Clearwater, FL, Aug. 17, 1931 at Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda. They made their home here where Bob began a very successful career practicing law.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 41° 46.498′ N, 76° 26.722′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on York Avenue (U.S. 6). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 York Avenue, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
2. Maxwell-Bennett House Marker
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marker. David Wilmot (a few steps from this marker); James H. Hawes House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. A. Decker House (about 400 feet away); Dr. Samuel Huston House (about 400 feet away); Guy Hulett Watkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Boyle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Towanda's Oldest House (approx. ¼ mile away); Edward Overton House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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