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Halfway House - Philadelphia to Trenton


Halfway House - Philadelphia to Trenton

At the corner of Bristol Pike and Cornwells Avenue used to stand Simons Store, a ma and pa general store. Next to it, between it and what is now Oldskool Produxions, was an old house with an actual historic plaque out front, calling it the Halfway House. It was, during the time of the American Revolution, stopped at by people like George Washington. It was exactly halfway between the center of Philadelphia, PA, and Trenton, NJ. The neighboring boat place (no longer there) bought it when I was a kid in the late 60s, early 70s, and used it for storage and it deteriorated and was eventually demolished. What a shame!


Location: Woodcraft Incorporated , 2100 Bristol Pike , 2100 A Bristol Pike, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 19020, United States
Listing Category: History, No Longer There
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : The Living Places Website, on Cornwells, says a tavern was established here as early as 1744.
Date : 2013-01-14

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is a photo of Simons Feed & Supplies on the wall in Currans pub, 1909 Bristol Pike, about a block south of this location.
Date : 2016-12-30

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