Pennsylvania approves $8.7 million to protect historic buildings at Washington’s crossroads
The Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources Conservation will provide $8.7 million to protect and improve the Washington Cross Historical Park, which has been a historic preserve in Bucks County and a preserve of the history of the American Revolution.
The project will cover 17 buildings in a 500-acre state park, many of which are historic buildings. The park was previously overseen by the Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission.
DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said: “We are very pleased to carry out this project to help preserve the cultural and historical significance of certain buildings at the Washington Crossing and continue to preserve the historical heritage of the site. To improve the education level of the public.”
The structure planned for improvement is located in the upper and lower parts of the park, which is also a national historic landmark.
The following are planned projects:
•McConkey Ferry Inn: New roof, repair of windows and doors, masonry, HVAC, exterior
•Mahlon Taylor residence: New roof, window and door restoration, interior, exterior
•Amos Taylor residence: New roof, door and window repair, electric, exterior
•Frederick Taylor House: Door and window repair, plumbing, exterior
•Elmer Buckman residence: New roof, door and window repair, electric, exterior
•Eliza Taylor residence: New roof, window and door restoration, interior, exterior
•Hibbs House: New roof; repair of doors and windows, masonry, plumbing, interior, exterior
•Frye House: New roof, repair of windows and doors, interior, exterior
•Andrassy House: New roof, repair of windows and doors, interior, exterior
•Taylorsville Department Store: New roof, repair of windows and doors, interior, exterior
•Oliver Taylor Residence: New roof, door and window repair, exterior
•Thompson Neely’s house: New roof, repair of windows and doors, masonry, HVAC, exterior
•Thompson Neely Toilet: Pipeline, electric, indoor
•Smithy: New roof, exterior
•General Washington: New roof, masonry repairs
•General Washington Baths: New pipeline
•Bowman’s Hill Tower: Parking lot and road improvement
Work on the Washington Crossing project led by Wu & Associates, a contractor based in Laurel Hill, has begun.
Provided entertainment opportunities Washington Intersection Including fishing, walking trails and picnic pavilions. In addition to the annual reenactment, the park also hosts historical and environmental education programs, such as the famous Christmas event celebrating George Washington crossing the Delaware River to fight the Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, Christmas 1776.
By 2020, attendance at Washington’s Crossroads will climb to nearly 900,000. Flock to the outdoors During the coronavirus pandemic.