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Visions For Vacancies: Horace Lewis House in Newtown

What would you like to see at the old historic building on 6 N. Newtown Street Rd. in Newtown Square?

Have you ever noticed that old historic building next to the ?

That building once belonged to Horace Milton Lewis, a descendent of William Lewis, one of the founders of Newtown Square and the Newtown Square Friends Meeting. William Lewis came to Pennsylvania from Wales in 1686, according to findagrave.com.

Horace opened a general store with his brother Hunter around the turn of the century (1900). The store was located at the corner of West Chester Pike and Rt. 252 called H.M. Lewis and Brother.

Lewis was one of the founders of the Newtown Square Fire Co. along with his father Dillwyn and a life-long member of the Newtown Square Meeting. He served as treasurer of the meeting and keeper of the graveyard records for many years.

Marple Newtown Patch wants to know what you would like to see at this historic Horace Lewis House in Newtown Square. The space is available through the National Realty Corp.

NS Citizen April 18, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Would love to see the Fire Co get it and restore it for additional office/meeting space for them.
Jennifer April 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM
An ice cream shoppe like Philly's Franklin Fountain.
L Rudolph June 13, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Horace Lewis was my grandfather. He was a big ice cream lover so I think the ice cream shoppe is a great idea.

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