Exploring Bucks County Architecture

Exploring Bucks County Architecture

(Virtual, 4-Week Course)

This is a non-credit, virtual, synchronous Spring 2022 4-week course led by Jeffrey Marshall, recently retired President of Heritage Conservancy, Doylestown, PA. Class will meet Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm ET via Zoom.

In this course, the different styles of architecture and characteristics of historic Bucks County will be explored with a particular emphasis given to old houses and barns. Living in historic Bucks County, you drive by dozens of old stone farm houses. Each has a story to tell if you know what to look for. Throughout this 4-week virtual course, you will learn some tips for determining when an old house was built and how it has changed over the centuries and what clues a house detective uses to answer these questions and more! And unlike houses, barns did NOT change with the architectural fads of the period. However, understanding the date of a barn is often a critical component in understanding the history and significance of rural historic resources.


Bucks County Farmhouses Guided Site Visit Tour

(In-Person, Spaces Limited)

Join Jeffrey Marshall on Saturday, May 14 from 10:00am-2:00pm for a day of guided visits and tours to two local Bucks County historic farmhouses. Sites include The Moland House and The Newtown Historic Association.

Transportation not provided. Spaces limited. Itinerary to follow to registrants. Site admission fees as well as an exclusive autographed copy of Jeffrey Marshall’s book Farmhouses of Bucks County included in registration fee.

Jeffrey Marshall has served as President of the Board of Directors of the National Barn Alliance, was a founder and President of the Board of Directors of the Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of Pennsylvania and formerly served as President of the Board of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. Currently he serves on the Board of Preservation PA and is a member of a number of local boards and committees. Jeff was selected for a Lifetime Achievement Award as the “2015 Ambassador of Bucks County.” He was the recipient of inaugural “Bucks County Preservation Legacy Award” by the Bucks County Commissioners. He is the author of eight books on Bucks County history and architecture and has successfully nominated over forty properties and historic districts to the National Register of Historic Places.