The Lear Building was constructed in 1833 and is named for its most famous owner, George Lear. Lear was a prominent Doylestown lawyer and banker, serving as the president of Doylestown National Bank for almost two decades and four years as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General. We are delighted that the current building occupants continue to include the financial services professionals of MRK Wealth Advisors, several prominent attorneys and a number of CPA firms.
The building is constructed in the Second Empire style and is adorned with a Mansard style roof. It retains many historical elements including some of the original flooring and historic cooking stove located in the lower level. Recent renovations uncovered some of the original gas lighting that once illuminated the interior at a time in history when many homes still used candles. Careful attention has been paid to retaining the historical character while incorporating modern conveniences, ADA accessibility and safety features.