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The Millbrook Society The Millbrook Society operates the Amy B. Yerkes Museum in the Hatboro Baptist Church on York Road. Weekly meetings are Weds 7:30-9:30 pm. All are welcome!
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The Atlantic Gas Station at West side York Road below Moreland Ave. Not sure of date. But was when Charlie Hubers father...
07/12/2020

The Atlantic Gas Station at West side York Road below Moreland Ave. Not sure of date. But was when Charlie Hubers father owned it.

Fords 5&10 on Williams Lane above York. Building still standing now accounting firm.
07/06/2020

Fords 5&10 on Williams Lane above York. Building still standing now accounting firm.

Remembering a old stand by.
07/04/2020

Remembering a old stand by.

Hoffmans store on was on West side of South York Rd. above Williams Lane. Was about where Lewis Paint store is now. Had ...
06/30/2020

Hoffmans store on was on West side of South York Rd. above Williams Lane. Was about where Lewis Paint store is now. Had the look of 1890's up until torn down in late 1950's

Pennypack school 1st. grade 1958-59
06/27/2020

Pennypack school 1st. grade 1958-59

The old Ball house on East side of North York Road. Torn down and replaced by townhouses and Gas station. Note Tree in p...
06/20/2020

The old Ball house on East side of North York Road. Torn down and replaced by townhouses and Gas station. Note Tree in picture it is sill there and holds title of largest SPRUCE TREE of its type in Pa.

Crooked Billet Monument is back!! Was placed in front of new school this morning. You can see monument as first installe...
06/15/2020

Crooked Billet Monument is back!! Was placed in front of new school this morning. You can see monument as first installed on York Road (with urn on top) and with out urn and capstone (before restoration) re-installation in stages and replacement urn now back to the original historic look. They did a wonderful job thank you Hatboro-Horsham School District for restoring this icon of Crooked Billet.

Here are two colonial Hatboro Houses one is a Walton Home. Then Fulmore residence, on corner of Warminster Road and Mill...
06/01/2020

Here are two colonial Hatboro Houses one is a Walton Home. Then Fulmore residence, on corner of Warminster Road and Mill the other a log and frame on West Moreland both predate 1800. Hatboro has more early homes than people think you just must know where to look!

1976 York Road Bridge.
05/28/2020

1976 York Road Bridge.

No explanation needed!
05/22/2020

No explanation needed!

This was one of Hatboro's smaller houses on West Lehman Ave (South side below Chester). It was built in the early part o...
05/20/2020

This was one of Hatboro's smaller houses on West Lehman Ave (South side below Chester). It was built in the early part of the last century and torn down replaced by two new houses.

City of Philadelphia in 1793 at time of Yellow Fever. This was when it was still capital of the United States.
05/19/2020

City of Philadelphia in 1793 at time of Yellow Fever. This was when it was still capital of the United States.

Just in case you've wondered about the Boro Arms. Check this out.
05/16/2020

Just in case you've wondered about the Boro Arms. Check this out.

One of our viewers shared this with us and asked if the society had any photos of the mill or homestead. Sadly we do not...
05/10/2020

One of our viewers shared this with us and asked if the society had any photos of the mill or homestead. Sadly we do not think we do. Does anyone out there have photos to share?

First Mc Donald's in Hatboro.
05/06/2020

First Mc Donald's in Hatboro.

First and last homes of Rev. Joshua Potts (First schoolmaster of Crooked Billet, One of the founders of the Union Librar...
05/04/2020

First and last homes of Rev. Joshua Potts (First schoolmaster of Crooked Billet, One of the founders of the Union Library and Pastor of Old Southampton Baptist Church) House one was located just next to what is now Hatboro Federal, House two is located near Newington Dr. (original is short part to left of main block).

05/01/2020
Crooked Billet Day 2020

Crooked Billet Day 2020

Happy Crooked Billet Day everyone! We are excited to be able to celebrate this historic event with you!

Today is Crooked Billet Day. Lest we forget.
05/01/2020

Today is Crooked Billet Day. Lest we forget.

A view from second floor of Hungerfords just below bakery and fire house in 1940 looking north west to east.
04/30/2020

A view from second floor of Hungerfords just below bakery and fire house in 1940 looking north west to east.

This painting was done of Hatboro in the 1800's it is said it is  the area East of the bridge at Pennypack Mill.
04/28/2020

This painting was done of Hatboro in the 1800's it is said it is the area East of the bridge at Pennypack Mill.

Years ago the Wilson Line of Chester Pa. Had these excursion boats for sight seeing and groups on the Delaware River.
04/26/2020

Years ago the Wilson Line of Chester Pa. Had these excursion boats for sight seeing and groups on the Delaware River.

1922 Fire insurance map of Hatboro, Byberry to Moreland east side York Rd. Color code Red (brick) Yellow (frame) Blue (s...
04/24/2020

1922 Fire insurance map of Hatboro, Byberry to Moreland east side York Rd. Color code Red (brick) Yellow (frame) Blue (stone)

Smith Chev. on West side of North York Rd across from LeRoys and Hatboro Baptist Church (street view and showroom.
04/23/2020

Smith Chev. on West side of North York Rd across from LeRoys and Hatboro Baptist Church (street view and showroom.

Tomorrow is Earth Day.  A good read for the day would be the April issue of National Geographic.  The first ever flip is...
04/21/2020

Tomorrow is Earth Day. A good read for the day would be the April issue of National Geographic. The first ever flip issue titled "HOW WE LOST THE PLANET" on one side and flip to the other side "HOW WE SAVED THE WORLD" . Pessimist's & Optimist's guide to Life on earth in 2070. Happy reading

This is the old photo of Quaker School and Penn Charter tree in adjoining cemetery taken in the 1930's.
04/19/2020

This is the old photo of Quaker School and Penn Charter tree in adjoining cemetery taken in the 1930's.

An over looked part of Hatboro's past.
04/18/2020

An over looked part of Hatboro's past.

Here is another map showing Philadelphia area during Revolution.
04/17/2020

Here is another map showing Philadelphia area during Revolution.

Here is a map from 1776 can you find Hatboro, Horsham or Warminster?
04/16/2020

Here is a map from 1776 can you find Hatboro, Horsham or Warminster?

One of our members Pete Bruner shared this with us. This old Hotel was in Warrington on West Side of Easton Road across ...
04/14/2020

One of our members Pete Bruner shared this with us. This old Hotel was in Warrington on West Side of Easton Road across from shopping center where Lowes and Target are. It was painted with wild colors before being torn down to make way for a Beer out let.

Here is another view of Hartsville Hotel once located on North East corner of Old York Road and Bristol. Now a gas or se...
04/13/2020

Here is another view of Hartsville Hotel once located on North East corner of Old York Road and Bristol. Now a gas or service station. Not sure of date.

Old Mill mill pond looking toward Horsham. Horsham Road is above water.
04/12/2020

Old Mill mill pond looking toward Horsham. Horsham Road is above water.

Atlantic City beach 1905. From our archives.
04/10/2020

Atlantic City beach 1905. From our archives.

Rear view of house on York Road from 1890's not sure of location. (note on photo just mentions it being a farm house)
04/09/2020

Rear view of house on York Road from 1890's not sure of location. (note on photo just mentions it being a farm house)

Do you remember these restaurants from the 50's and 60's? What one had the converted PT Boat?
04/08/2020

Do you remember these restaurants from the 50's and 60's? What one had the converted PT Boat?

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32 North York Road PO Box 506
Hatboro, PA
19040

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My mom gave this to me as she knows I love local history & country decor. Thought some would appreciate it on here. 🙂
410 N York Road in the 1950's.
Thanks to the Millbrook Society for all of the continued posts and preservation of our history. We are the new owners of the Red Barn Mall in Hatboro and we have been able to piece together a decent amount of its history for the website, much of which came from the Millbrook Society. If anyone has any pictures or anecdotes, we'd love to hear/see. https://redbarnmall.com/history We are also planning many improvements to the mall that will update it but keep its historical feel and charm
I've had this for years, pretty cool in 1944 you needed a license to ride a bike.
This is one of many courses you can take for free:
Anyone know if the Public Spirit have an archve somewhere with old newspapers from turn of the century to 1940 or so.
Thank you, Millbrook for the latest magnet to put on my refrigerator along with the fourteen others you've given me over my thirty-plus years of Membership. I'm probably missing a few for the complete set. Can't wait for the "Second Hundred Years" program TBD.
I don't know Jack Brand, he passed away recently and I noticed he learned to fly at the Hatboro Airport. That airport was at one time located at Warminster and County Line Rds.
This is cute.
Any background info on the house at the corner of Norristown Road and York Road? Heard it was build in the 1700's, but not sure if that was the house or the partial building to the right of it. I would love to know its history!!
I HOPE SOMEONE IN THE TOWN OR COUNTY DO THEIR BEST TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY. IT MEANS SO MUCH 🙁
Are there any photos of the house which sat at the corner of York Road and County Line? I believe it was built by a bank president for his daughter? It was a boarding house before it was demolished and replaced by some townhouses.