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Lenape Hall

Doylestown Boro, Bucks County, PA

Lenape Hall [1]

Philadelphia architect Addison Hutton teamed with architect Thomas Cernea to create this flamboyant stack of half a million bricks, arranging storefronts, offices and an 800 seat theatre behind a trio of unified Victorian facades.

The round Romanesque Revival arch is repeated in the tall windows and accented by belt courses. Classic Greek overtones are present in the roof pediments and the suggestion of supporting columns." Doylestown Yesterday and Today.

An engraving that appeared in the 1876 edition of Combination Atlas Map of Bucks County, indicated the 'Lenape Building' was then home to: Reiser the Hatter, J.L. Beans Music Store, Taylor and Hulshizer Druggists and Apothecaries, and Jacob S Michener Tailor and Merchant of Ready Made Cloths. A "blank spot" in the midst of the occupant names suggests there was a "vacancy" at the time the engraving was committed to print.

  1. Doylestown Historic District Nomination Document, see Doylestown Borough

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