The 1753 Bachmann Publick House in Easton, Pennsylvania was once owned by Declaration of Independence signer George Taylor. It served as a meeting place for treaty talks during the French and Indian War and also hosted notables such as Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. The building also served as Easton's first courtroom. Now the county finance committee has recommended selling the Bachmann Publick House to the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society for a dollar.
The society will be renting some office space to Lafayette College to offset some of the operating costs. "We will work with Lafayette College to make this a tourist destination and keep the building a historical entity that it should be," said Colleen Cunningham Lavdar, historical society executive director.
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