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Naylor House, Swift & Silver Lake Roads (Middletown Township), Langhorne, Bucks County, PA

Naylor House, Swift & Silver Lake Roads (Middletown Township), Langhorne, Bucks County, PA

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Summary

Significance: A good example of a Bucks County house type identified by the 2-1/2 story, side-hall-and-double-parlor plan main block and the 3 story wing with truncated gable roof. This truncated or cropped roof is very unusual, although a number of examples can be found in the country. It has been suggested that the function of this roof line was to take advantage of southern exposure to the third story, and/or avoid higher taxation. The architectural design, as typical of Bucks County, is a restrained vernacular fieldstone based on Georgian and Federal designs.
Survey number: HABS PA-5491
Building/structure dates: before 1757 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1800 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 1850- before. 1900 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Naylor, Charles F
Klugh, T, transmitter
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Lavoie, Catherine C, historian
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Langhorne Gardens40.17455, -74.92267
Google Map of 40.1745538, -74.92266649999999
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