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Goodnoe Farm & Dairy Bar

Newtown Heritage Walk No. 18

 
 
Goodnoe Farm & Dairy Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2010
1. Goodnoe Farm & Dairy Bar Marker
Inscription.
The original structure on this property was likely built in about 1725 as the early settlers cabin of William Buckman. In 1918, John Goodnoe purchased the 78 acre farm located at 298 North Sycamore Street and started delivering produce grown from his farm. In 1920, John and his wife Mabel established the Goodnoe Farm Dairy, from which they delivered fresh milk, eggs, butter and cream up until the 1960s. On their farm, they also raised their own feed and stock.

In 1946, their son Raymond Goodnoe, and his wife Lorraine, took over the farm and tripled the volume of milk previously being sold. Shortly thereafter, he added a plant for pasteurizing and homogenizing the milk, which later became the plant where they made over 38 flavors of their own ice cream.

In 1955, Raymond Goodnoe relocated the Toll House and established the Goodnoe Farm Dairy Bar restaurant on the corner of Routes 413 & 532. Over the succeeding years, the Goodnoe Farm Dairy Bar grew into the family restaurant known and loved by generations and became a local landmark. Raymond, Jr., “Skip” continued the time-honored tradition of homemade food and ice cream from 1973 until the landmark closed in 2006.
 
Erected 2007 by Newtown Historical Association and The Goodnoe Family.
 
Location.
Goodnoe Farm & Dairy Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2010
2. Goodnoe Farm & Dairy Bar Marker
Looking north across Silo Dr.
40° 14.077′ N, 74° 56.263′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Sycamore Street and Silo Drive, on the left when traveling north on Sycamore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 N. Sycamore Street, Newtown PA 18940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boyd-Yardley House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooks House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Durham Road Toll House (about 500 feet away); Randall Double House (about 700 feet away); William Penn's New Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elinor Slack Campbell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newtown Common & Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Goodnoe Farm. (Submitted on March 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Goodnoe's Ice Cream Making a Comeback. (Submitted on March 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgricultureIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Goodnoe Farm Dairy Bar Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2010
3. Goodnoe Farm Dairy Bar Photo on Marker
Goodnoe Farm & Dairy Bar Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2010
4. Goodnoe Farm & Dairy Bar Photo on Marker
Goodnoe Emblem on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2010
5. Goodnoe Emblem on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 963 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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