Relatively small in terms of population, at just 8,798 residents as of the 2016 census, Quakertown has been big in the history of Pennsylvania. Quakertown cherishes its rich history, as there has been quite a bit of work done in the past and present to preserve it.
Quakertown’s History Preserved
Quakertown has a large historic district, with 2,197 buildings included. These buildings have a mix of colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, and Italianate built before the Civil War, as well as Victorian architecture from after the Civil War. These structures are all well maintained, and several are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Victorian-era Train Station
The borough also has a historical society for the storied Quakertown Train Station, built in 1902 by the famous Reading Railroad. It was designed in a late Victorian style and was constructed of dark Rockhill granite Indiana limestone, and operated as a train depot until 1981. The building was severely damaged by a large fire in 1989. This is when the Quakertown Train Station Historical Society was formed.
Concerned about the stability of the structure, they raised the money to fund the restore the ceiling, rich wood finishes, and ornate chandeliers that made the train station so popular over 100 years ago! Today, the station is available for parties, meetings, weddings, and other social events.
The Free Press Building
Recently the Broad Street Preservationists finished redeveloping another of buildings recognized in the “National Registry of Historic Places” within the Quakertown Historic District. The incredible Quakertown Free Press Building, with its huge 3 story pillars in the front of the building, was remodeled for modern use while preserving the original beauty.
Built in 1868 to house the Quakertown Free Press printing operations, the building was renovated to include two floors of office space, with the third floor for a large apartment. The developers highlighted and maintained the large cathedral ceilings, huge windows, glass doors and walls, and the original flooring! While making the necessary upgrades, they maintained many historic elements of the original building, and already two thirds of the building is rented out.
Quakertown should be proud of its rich history, and all the effort to preserve that history!
Your Local Quakertown Movers
Like the residents of Quakertown who appreciate their small-town charm and cherish the history of their community, we at O’Brien’s Moving & Storage are proud to serve this region where we live, work and play. As a local business, we pride ourselves on being the moving company Quakertown households rely upon for relocation and storage solutions.
Local Quakertown Movers – Our moving crews, like our company, has roots in the local communities that we have been serving for generations.
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Commercial Moving Company – Businesses rely on or office and industrial moving solutions for high quality commercial relocation with minimal downtime.
Whether you’re moving your business locally in Bucks County, moving your household within Quakertown or relocating to this historic community, you can count on the expert service of O’Brien’s Moving to get you there. Our full-service professional Quakertown movers are ready to make your move simple and stress-free. Call for more information on our moving and storage solutions or to schedule a free in-home estimate for your move.