James-Lorah Memorial Home

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<p>The James-Lorah Memorial Home is a historical site that is open for public tours.</p>
<p>The former dwelling at 132 N. Main St. is the headquarters of the Village Improvement Association, the women's organization founded in 1895 for the betterment of Doylestown.</p> <p>Part of the property dates to 1806, when Zerick Titus built a harness and saddler's shop about where the one-story wing to the right of the main house now stands.</p> <p>The home as it looks today was built around 1844 by Judge Henry Chapman, grandfather of Henry Mercer.</p> <p>A later owner, Sarah James, bequeated the home to the V.I.A. after her death in 1954.</p> <p>The house features Greek revival, Federal and Italianate style architecture.</p> <p>Its auditorium is used frequently for public and community events.</p>
132 N Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901
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  • Hours: By appointment
  • Website: http://www.doylestownborough.net/jameslorahhouse.htm
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