James-Lorah Memorial Home

Original Painting of the James-Lorah Memorial Hone by artist Ranulph Bye (1916-2003) .

The James-Lorah Memorial Home,  located at 132 North Main Street in Doylestown, is the official headquarters of the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown. 

The home has a rich history as the birthplace of Henry Chapman Mercer and home of Miss Sarah M. James, the VIA member who donated the house to the VIA upon her death in 1954.

In addition to serving as a meeting place for members of the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown, the James-Lorah House is also a: 

The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes and considered a historic place by the Bucks County Conservancy.

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House Museum – The James-Lorah House showcases the Victorian era with furniture, art, and home décor from the period.  Personal items and clothing from the James and Lorah families are also on display. The home is open for tours several times each year and private tours may be arranged.

Event Space – adjacent to the home is a large auditorium that is available for party, performance, and meeting rental.

For history page – http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/CRGIS_Attachments/SiteResource/H001689_01H.pdf

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