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Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House in Historic Newtown, Bucks County
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The 52nd annual Holiday Open House in Historic Newtown, Bucks County, featured a self-guided walking tour of the historic Town Center, Homes, and Public Buildings. Originally held December 14, 1963, the Tour was called “Christmas in Colonial Newtown”, and today benefits the Newtown Historic Association.

The Court Inn (pictured above) is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Newtown and is owned by the Newtown Historic Association. For 87 years, from 1726 to 1813, Newtown served as the center of county government.
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Half Moon Inn, also known as The Court Inn, is listed on the National Register of Historic Properties, was operated as an Inn and Tavern and is next to the historic Thornton-Hicks House, once the residence of famous American primitive painter Edward Hicks.
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Newtown Borough Hall greek revival temple-front style with distinctive columns,symmetrical and formal, is a working municipal Hall and council chambers on State Street.
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The Historic Newtown Theater held a great tour of the entire Theater including the original Lobby Ticket Booth, the Projection Room and the new digital projector, to a film screening of The Bishop’s Wife.
Historic Newtown Theater
Historic Newtown Theater

The Bishop's Wife Screening at the Historic Newtown Theater

The Bishop’s Wife Film Screening


Viewing the new Digital Projector at the Newton Theater Holiday Open House.

Touring Projection Room at the Historic Newtown Theater, Holiday Open House Tour


Side Balcony View Historic Newtown Theatre Open House Tour

Side Balcony View Historic Newtown Theatre Open House Tour

Along with beautiful new features, fixtures, all Tour private Homes also featured many original and historical, architectural and cultural area details, including e.g. paintings from New Hope, Bucks County Artists; mantels, tiles and fireplace details from Bristol, Bucks County and famous Mercer Tile Works; originally flooring and stairs, inlays and sconces.

Historic and Current Photography  views of HIstoric Newtown Theater during Tour

Historic and Current Photography views of HIstoric Newtown Theater during Tour


Historic  Photographic Views and Current, The Brick Hotel

Historic Photographic Views and Current, The Brick Hotel


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3 comments on “Holiday Open House

  1. Cassandra
    December 8, 2014

    Wow- what amazing pictures and historical information! Newtown is so beautiful and such a historical treasure of Bucks County! From legendary theater to Court Inn… so beautiful!

  2. Emily
    December 8, 2014

    Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing

  3. Anonymous
    December 17, 2014

    Great job, thanks for sharing, Kathryn!

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