The Millbrook Society

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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With Christmas coming and the stress of Civic19 this book could provide a nice gift or welcome distraction. To order jus...
12/08/2020
Tales of the Yankee Eagle Inn

With Christmas coming and the stress of Civic19 this book could provide a nice gift or welcome distraction. To order just tap the green book cove and order from Lulu direct.

Set in the vicinity of Hatboro, Pennsylvania in the waning years of the eighteenth century, this creative work of historical fiction revolves around a sea captain forced into retirement - his reinvention as an Inn Keeper - his family, neighbors, and new adventures.

This is the rear view of one of the two oldest commercial  buildings left in Hatboro. It is the Lower Tan Yard (at Cress...
12/05/2020

This is the rear view of one of the two oldest commercial buildings left in Hatboro. It is the Lower Tan Yard (at Cress brook ). The building was the Tan Bark House (this was where the tree bark used in the tanning process was dried) and office. It predates the Revolution and was one of three tanneries in Hatboro. To our knowledge it is the only colonial Tannery site in Pennsylvania left undeveloped. (the tan vats have been filled in for safety).

Anyone know these Two young ladies and wish to venture a guess as to date?
12/03/2020

Anyone know these Two young ladies and wish to venture a guess as to date?

11/30/2020
Aerial view of Hatboro cemetery and north
11/27/2020

Aerial view of Hatboro cemetery and north

Shaun
11/24/2020

Shaun

The Smith General Store in Horsham (taken 1894). The man standing is Elias Krewson and the boys in the buggy are Ben and Jervis Smith. I know the Smith's donated the land for the original Horsham Fire House so I assume the store was near that location. Does anyone have any more information about the stores location? Elias, in the photo, married my great grandmother's cousin Anetta Megargee.

South side East Moreland Ave building right side is now vacant next is bar the next three buildings were torn down to bu...
11/23/2020

South side East Moreland Ave building right side is now vacant next is bar the next three buildings were torn down to build Moreland Towers.

Pennypack Creek aerial photo
11/21/2020

Pennypack Creek aerial photo

Hatboro Arbor day 1940 East side South York at Lehman before East Lehman and development between rail road and York. Hou...
11/18/2020

Hatboro Arbor day 1940 East side South York at Lehman before East Lehman and development between rail road and York. House still standing was at one time Paul Clayton office.

Hatboro Boy Scout troop 147 and Hatboro Brownies 1955
11/13/2020

Hatboro Boy Scout troop 147 and Hatboro Brownies 1955

Train from Philadelphia coming into Hatboro Station winter of 1908.
11/10/2020

Train from Philadelphia coming into Hatboro Station winter of 1908.

Hatboro -1940 Maxim with Mike Aiman. Looks like Byberry Rd.
11/06/2020

Hatboro -1940 Maxim with Mike Aiman. Looks like Byberry Rd.

Car dealerships on East side of North York Road across from Hatboro Baptist Church in 1920s.
11/01/2020

Car dealerships on East side of North York Road across from Hatboro Baptist Church in 1920s.

Christy Distler, Author
10/24/2020

Christy Distler, Author

A Cord of Three Strands, a novel set in Horsham, Pennsylvania, is $0.99 this week on Kindle! And as always, if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, it's free! #KindleCountdown #historicalfiction

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Tales of the Yankee Eagle Inn
10/24/2020
Tales of the Yankee Eagle Inn

Tales of the Yankee Eagle Inn

Set in the vicinity of Hatboro, Pennsylvania in the waning years of the eighteenth century, this creative work of historical fiction revolves around a sea captain forced into retirement - his reinvention as an Inn Keeper - his family, neighbors, and new adventures.

The Millbrook Society still has several Colonial Land Tenure in Hatboro and Vicinity & the Settlement of Horsham Townshi...
10/22/2020

The Millbrook Society still has several Colonial Land Tenure in Hatboro and Vicinity & the Settlement of Horsham Township books available. These are indexed to help you find land owners. Anyone new to the area would be able to find out who 1st owned property in the Hatboro Horsham area. Copies are available for a $20 donation to the society. this could make a great holiday gift.

Early fireman's parade (1900?) on Byberry Rd. near York Road looking East building with flag is still standing.
10/19/2020

Early fireman's parade (1900?) on Byberry Rd. near York Road looking East building with flag is still standing.

This is the South York Road office for the S.Carl Garner lumber and coal yard. It was taken down when Gambergs enlarged ...
10/08/2020

This is the South York Road office for the S.Carl Garner lumber and coal yard. It was taken down when Gambergs enlarged their store. The freight office was across from Hatboro train station on Penn St. on the far East side of the complex.

We have been contacted by someone who is doing research for a military cemetery in the Netherlands. (who are buried in t...
09/25/2020

We have been contacted by someone who is doing research for a military cemetery in the Netherlands. (who are buried in this cemetery) They would like to find photos and information on the following Military people from the Hatboro/ Warminster area. Carl Hauer (b1925 d1944) The Hauer-Smith American Legion Post 798 was named for him. He was from Warminster. The other two are from Hatboro area Noble Hiltebeitel (b1918 d1945) and Martin E Stanley (b1923 d1944). If you have any information about these men please contact us.

Keith Mansion in Horsham in the late 1800's.
09/18/2020

Keith Mansion in Horsham in the late 1800's.

Roberts and Mander delivery trucks on Jacksonville Road in early 1920's.
09/09/2020

Roberts and Mander delivery trucks on Jacksonville Road in early 1920's.

Ground breaking to finished Penn Fruit in Willow Grove Pa.
09/06/2020

Ground breaking to finished Penn Fruit in Willow Grove Pa.

Map of local area in 1780.
08/31/2020

Map of local area in 1780.

View of East Mill Road with Lapps pond (old Fulmer Mill Pond) not sure of date.
08/25/2020

View of East Mill Road with Lapps pond (old Fulmer Mill Pond) not sure of date.

Most recent photos of preservation work at old Hatboro "Y", as of today. This shows the building down to it's original (...
08/15/2020

Most recent photos of preservation work at old Hatboro "Y", as of today. This shows the building down to it's original (NO ADD ON'S )

Work on the old Hatboro Y has begun. You will note great care is being taken to separate the original building from the ...
08/10/2020

Work on the old Hatboro Y has begun. You will note great care is being taken to separate the original building from the additions as preservation begins. Many thanks to the new owner for preserving this valued piece of Hatboro History.

Historic Eight arch bridge in Warwick Township after storm today
08/04/2020

Historic Eight arch bridge in Warwick Township after storm today

East side South York Rd. Showing old Jamison drug store. This building added a special flavor to Hatboro's main street f...
07/31/2020

East side South York Rd. Showing old Jamison drug store. This building added a special flavor to Hatboro's main street for over one hundred years. We have posted pictures of this building from the 1870 period. The old Rail Road Hotel (Upper Hotel) was just above to its left.

East side South York Road looking North.
07/29/2020

East side South York Road looking North.

Last working farm in Hatboro. This farm was in Hatboro, Upper Moreland and Horsham. Owned by Warner family for over one ...
07/26/2020

Last working farm in Hatboro. This farm was in Hatboro, Upper Moreland and Horsham. Owned by Warner family for over one hundred years. Many Hatboro boys worked on the farm over the years. Before Hatboro Pool their son Jim dammed up the creek to make a swimming hole in the summer useing feed bags filled with sand. The girls in town would ride the two Warner horses (named Judy and Jimmie) after the two Warner children. Their father Fiddge was an avid golfer . Now Blair Mill Apts.

Comet Neowise July 2020
07/21/2020

Comet Neowise July 2020

East Corner of 611 and County line now Red Lion. The good old days.
07/17/2020

East Corner of 611 and County line now Red Lion. The good old days.

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.

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32 North York Road PO Box 506
Hatboro, PA
19040

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Some of the things I have of age from Hatboro....
The Smith General Store in Horsham (taken 1894). The man standing is Elias Krewson and the boys in the buggy are Ben and Jervis Smith. I know the Smith's donated the land for the original Horsham Fire House so I assume the store was near that location. Does anyone have any more information about the stores location? Elias, in the photo, married my great grandmother's cousin Anetta Megargee.
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I forgot to attach the photos.
We just found this in our yard. We were replacing a pool liner and the ground gave way. It's a perfect circle hole. We put our phones down the hole. These are the pictures from the videos we took. We thought it was a septic tank. It was not. Do you know what it is, i've heard a lot of theories, and have you seen them in Hatboro, to guess an age? We live on Springdale, (for 47 years) near the village players. It used to be Tanners farm. (What i've heard over the years) Any information would be great. Thank you!
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.