Langhorne Community Memorial Association’s 1738 Richardson House

In 1919 following the First World War, citizens from Langhorne, Langhorne Manor, South Langhorne (now Penndel), Hulmeville and Middletown Township formed the Langhorne Community Memorial Association to honor all those who served.

In 1919, the Association acquired the Richardson House at the corner of Maple and Bellevue Avenues in Langhorne.

Hundreds of citizens from the four boroughs and the township contributed funds to improve the House and place a plaque on the side of the building listing those who served in World War I.

Built in 1738 by Joseph Richardson the house served as his residence and general store.

General Washington housed some of his troops there following the battles of Trenton and Princeton.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A nine-member board of directors, five from Langhorne Borough, and one each from Langhorne Manor, Penndel, Hulmeville and Middletown Township, continues to oversee the building and the grounds.

Today the building is undergoing restoration to justly honor the WWI veterans.

Thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development arranged by Senator Tommy Tomlinson and to generous donations from residents, the stucco has been repaired and the windows restored.

The electrical system has been upgraded and the air conditioning system replaced.

Much remains to be done including exterior woodwork.

The Richardson House is the home of the Peace Center, the meeting place of the Four Lanes End Garden Club, and is available for community use.

It can accommodate groups of up to 50 people. For information on renting of the House, call 215-421-5588. 

Donations to help restore the Richardson House may be sent to the Memorial Association at 111 West Maple Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.