Oxford is a Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Oxford was located near the half-way point on the main road from Philadelphia to Baltimore. The owner of the stage between the two cities purchased Hood's Tavern and renamed it Oxford Hotel. It became the stopping point on the two-day trip between the two cities. In 1833, Oxford was officially incorporated as a borough. Its first burgess (now called the mayor) was Thomas Alexander, who operated a general store in which the oldest public library in Pennsylvania was located. His store is thought to be the oldest building in Oxford. The northern half of Oxford was owned by the Dickey family in the 19th century. The Dickeys included the local Presbyterian minister, the Mr O'Malley of the local bank, a state Representative, and local businessmen. Reverend John Miller Dickey and his wife Sarah Emlen Cresson founded Ashmun Institute in 1854, and which later became Lincoln University. The family played a major role in re-routing the new Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad (P&BC) through Oxford. Track was laid in the 1850s. The railroad reached Oxford in 1860 and later connected to Philadelphia and Baltimore. By the time of the Civil War, Oxford was a bustling community. The business district on Third Street was entirely re-built at this time, including the Oxford Hotel (1858) and Oxford Hall (1862). Oxford became known for its confectionery and candy businesses and was the location of many manufacturing facilities. A second railroad, the Peach Bottom Railway, was built in the 1870s from Oxford to Peach Bottom. It carried farm products and passengers but was not profitable. It struggled through three bankruptcies and reorganized as the Lancaster, Oxford and Southern Railway, finally closing permanently in 1918.
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We are a dependable, experienced contracting company ideally suited for your Oxford residential or commercial remodeling or new construction project. You can count on our people to arrive on time for work and to be respectful of your environment, furnishings and timetable. We take special care to protect all surfaces, furniture and floors as part of doing a complete and professional job.
Whether working directly with our customers or contracted through an intermediary architectural engineering firm, we have the capability to accurately execute your plans or provide design / build services in Oxford as required.
Whether you are remodeling or starting a new home or office, we always deal with customers personally to insure we understand their ideas and plans. Also, we believe our customers should understand all aspects of a job so they know it’s being done properly and priced fairly. Our Oxford clients are continuously kept informed on the progress of their project.
Our troubleshooting experience in Oxford with respect to all plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning issues is unmatched. Our experienced technicians are ready to provide you with the best solution to your maintenance needs.
We are owner operated and always on the job. Every project is done right and on time. We do not sub-contract to others. All work is done by the owner, David Leichter and his trained employees.
We invite you to contact us at (610) 942-2553 or DCL@comcast.net to discuss your upcoming construction project or service needs.
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