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The Agnew House

The home which formerly occupied the ground at 146 Turnpike Street was built by Robert Moore, who became a general in the War of 1812, in 1808, and was purchased in 1831 by Daniel Agnew who would become the Chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth.

The home which judge Agnew occupied until his death in 1902 was Federal in style with large airy rooms, and was separated from a wide lawn by a handsome wrought iron fence.

The house itself was demolished in 1970 to make room for expansions of the Court House which is located in Agnew Square. In 1972 the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation dedicated a metal historical marker honoring Beaver's most renowned citizen.