Newtown Heritage Walk No. 29Prior to 1750, there existed a dwelling on this site, 1 East Washington Avenue, which had been built by Shadrach Walley, Newtown's first settler. Amos Strickland, a farmer and entrepreneur from Philadelphia, bought the property in 1760. In 1763, he built a two-story brick residence, firing the bricks in his kiln on the outskirts of town. During the American Revolution, Strickland hosted George Washington's staff and captive Hessian officers in December 1776.
|Placed By||The Brick Hotel and Newtown Historic Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 3:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 505396 N 4453218|
|Decimal Degrees||40.22938333, -74.93656667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 13.763', W 74° 56.194'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 13' 45.78" N, 74° 56' 11.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||908, 609|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5 Washington Ave, Newtown PA 08560, US|
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