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Holiday Open House in Historic Newtown, Bucks County
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.