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eBook Historic Newtown (PA) (Images of America) ePub

by C. David Callahan,Paul M. Gouza,Brian E. Rounsavill

  • ISBN: 0738505021
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: C. David Callahan,Paul M. Gouza,Brian E. Rounsavill
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (April 17, 2001)
  • Pages: 128
  • ePub book: 1137 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1109 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 944

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Historic Newtown (PA) (Images of America) Paperback – June 1, 1997

Historic Newtown (PA) (Images of America) Paperback – June 1, 1997. by C. David Callahan (Author), Paul M. Gouza (Author), Brian E. Rounsavill (Author) & 0 more. C. David Callahan, local business proprietor and avid Newtown historian, is past president of the association; Paul M. Gouza, assistant treasurer for a local consulting, engineering, and land-surveying firm, is president of the association; and Brian E. Rounsavill, a nonprofit association executive and author of several genealogies, is first vice president of the association and also a lifelong resident of Newtown.

David Callahan, Paul M. Gouza, and Brian E. Rounsavill for the Newtown Historic Association. Newtown has a rich heritage that is abundant with historic charm. Its three-century-long growth is founded on deep agricultural roots with a notable role in American history. Once a busy commercial and cultural center, Newtown served as the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813. Within this community resounded the shots of British raiding parties. From this small town on Christmas morning in 1776, General George Washington marched from his headquarters to join the Battle of Trenton.

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by C. David Callahan, Brian E Rounsavill, Paul M Gouza.

Newtown is known for its wealth of history. David Callahan and Paul M. Gouza. Newtown: The Newtown Historic Association, In. 2006. "National Register Information System".

Newtown is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,248 at the 2010 census. Newtown is known for its wealth of history. One of the most noted former residents of Newtown was painter Edward Hicks (1780–1849).

Newtown: Past & Present, by Brian Rounsavill, 2006. Photographed and written by Brian Rounsavill. Consists of 81 historic photos rephotographed and presented side-by-side to highlight a century of change in Newtown. Historic Newtown – Images of America, by C. David Callahan, Paul M. Rounsavill, 2001.

Rounsavill, Brian E. Newtown Past and Present. Ed.

Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Rounsavill, Brian E. National Register of Historic Places.

Download PDF book format. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Corporate Name: Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, P. Rubrics: Historic buildings Pennsylvania Newtown (Bucks County) Pictorial works Repeat photography.

Newtown has a rich heritage that is abundant with historic charm. Its three-century-long growth is founded on deep agricultural roots with a notable role in American history. Once a busy commercial and cultural center, Newtown served as the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813. Within this community resounded the shots of British raiding parties. From this small town on Christmas morning in 1776, General George Washington marched from his headquarters to join the Battle of Trenton. Over the succeeding years, Newtown was quietly transformed back into the tranquil pastoral town it once was. Despite the many changes that are now evident, traces of this historic past remain today.

From the archives of the Newtown Historic Association, Historic Newtown offers the reader a unique opportunity to see everyday life in this rural community as it was at the beginning of the twentieth century. Within these photographs are many rare and never-before-published glimpses into the past of one of the oldest and most historic towns in Pennsylvania. Highlighted is the historic district of Newtown, which is the largest district in Bucks County to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. These photographs are a living testament to the many people, places, and events that have shaped the culture of this remarkable community.

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betelgeuze betelgeuze
I purchased this book for a friends mother who grew up in Newtown in the 20's and 30's . I had also lived there and loved it.
The pictures and the overall transformation of Newtown is fascinating.

I have to say I do wish the title indicated which years the bulk of the pictures portrayed and for my friend wished there were more pics of the late 20's , 30's and even 40's and 50's .. as well as some of the really interesting stories from residents back then to make the pictures really come alive! Perhaps that is Newtown Part II ?

I did really enjoy paging through it and it is now a coffee table book for her children! .
Thank you!
Meztihn Meztihn
The book has lots of beautiful pictures of old Newtown and is a fascinating read for people who know the town
Budar Budar
Hannibal MO may be the literary heart of America and Lancaster County PA may be better known than Bucks, but the heart of America is to be found in many little places across the country like Newtown Borough.
I came to live here, episodically, in 1978 because of the church bells; they are ringing still.
Newtown was founded by William Penn and made the county seat in 1682. The county seat has since moved a few miles north to Doylestown but Newtown retains all the narrow-street and varied-architectural charm of America from the colonies of small farms to modest Victorian grandeur.
Pennsylvania is made up of boroughs and townships. The boroughs were small, intended as the villages, and the townships were large, containing the farms. In 1978 Newtown Borough and Newtown Township each had about 2,000 residents. Since then Newtown Borough has remained about the same while the farms in Newtown Township have been replaced by town homes, and the population has increased nearly ten-fold. Only one farm remains at this writing.
This book is a nostalgic look back (and includes pictures of my house) but the Borough still looks very much as it did a century ago ... better, actually: no horses, no trolley, paved streets & sidewalks and gentrification have made it even more attractive and livable.