Historic Map - Newtown, PA - 1893

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1WA-NE-1893
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View of Newtown, Bucks County, P.A., 1893 / drawn & published by T. M. Fowler.

This panoramic print of Newtown, Pennsylvania was drawn and published by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler in 1893. Newtown was one of several towns founded by William Penn to provide country homes for city denizens while maintaining the agricultural interests of the area. Newtown prospered as an agricultural community with a passion for growing flowers, fruit of all kinds and ornamental trees. In 1883, Henry Mitchell established a brownstone quarry just outside of Newtown. At it peak, the quarry was producing two thousand tons of stone per year and was a large employer of the town’s citizens.

The map from 1893 includes tree-lined streets, buildings and railroad route. It features inset illustrations of the following:

• Watson & Buckman Steam Saw & Planing Mill and Lumber Yard.
• Enterprise Printing Office. E. F. Church, Editor.
• Worstall Bros. & Co. Newtown Roller Mills. Dealers in Fertilizers, Grain, Seed and Hay.
• Residence of George Worstall.
• Residence of H. W. Weiland. Lincoln Heights Nursery. Grower of Fine Roses.
• Brick Hotel. A. F. Cleaver, Proprietor.
• Newtown Improvement Co. Factory.
• Warner & McGowan. Newtown Carriage & Wagon Works.
• John M. George School.
• Whitehall Hotel. S. C. Keith.


Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. Public School.
  2. Presbyterian Church.
  3. Presbyterian Chapel.
  4. Methodist E. Church.
  5. Episcopal Church.
  6. R. Catholic Church.
  7. Friends Church.
  8. Newtown Artesian Water Co. Robert Shields, Superintendent.
  9. Brick Hotel. A. F. Cleaver.
10. Whitehall Hotel. S. C. Keith.
11. P. N. & N. Y. R. R. Station. W. G. Roberts, Agent.
12. Washington’s Headquarters. Previous to Battle of Trenton.
13. General Green’s Headquarters. Previous to Battle of Trenton.
14. Newtown Agricultural Works. A. Blaker & Co.
15. Warner & McGowan. Newtown Carriage & Wagon Works.
16. J. V. Randall, Carriage Mfr.
17. Robert Pidcock Carriage & Wagon Works.
18. George Vansant Blacksmith Shop.
19. Sylvester Dyer Blacksmith Shop.
20. Palmer McMasters, Wheelwright.
21. Worstall Bros. & Co. Newtown Roller Mill & Coal Yard.
22. Watson & Buckman. Lumber Yard. Saw & Planing Mill.
23. T. S. Kenderdine. Coal, Feed & Fertilizers.
24. Jesse C. Dresser. Marble Yard.
25. Henry Mitchell’s Newtown Brownstone Quarries.
26. W. T. Hillborn. State St. Gardens.
27. H. W. Weiland. Florist. Lincoln Heights Nursery.
28. George’s School.

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