Today the town is still relatively small, sandwiched in between a ridgeline and the larger town of Perkasie. The center of town still runs along Bethlehem Pike which is now called the old Route 309. The Washington House still stands and has recently been restored to become an upscale restaurant. The creek is still dammed but only the carousel in Perkasie remains of the amusements. The textile industry has long moved out of the area and Sellersville has become mainly a residential town for people working in the many urban centers that are only a short commute away. The addition of Grandview Hospital on the ridgeline overlooking Sellersville has provided some local jobs making the town a home for mainly middle-class families. The town is surrounded on three sides by open country and spread out housing developments. Radon is prevalent in Sellersville, even if you are unaware of it.
Radon is a radioactive gas that results from the natural breakdown of uranium found in trace amounts in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the main source of our exposure to all radiation. The US Surgeon General and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have determined that radon is second only to smoking as a leading cause of lung cancer. Testing for Radon is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon.
In addition to the Washington House, Sellersville is home to some unique businesses, including the following:
Lizzie High Doll Factory, a world-renowned doll manufacturer, has made its home in Sellersville. The old manufacturing facility has revamped its facilities to include a doll museum and other businesses in addition to doll manufacturing.
Sellersville Theater The Sellersville Theater, an old run-down movie theater that closed in 2001, was bought and renovated by the owners of the Washington House to become the premier music hall in the area. The theater, an old stable to the Washington House, was renovated in keeping with the Victorian era in which it was built. Many acts have come through its doors, including such well-known artists as Richie Havens, Roseanne Cash, and George Winston.
Bux-Mont Awards Opened in 1991, Bux-Mont Awards is the awards and engraving supplier of Bucks and Montgomery counties. Started out of the Sellersville basement of the owner, Greg Bencsik, Bux-Mont Awards moved into the building at 201 North Main Street owned by the Odd Fellows in 1997 and marked its 15th year in business by opening a second store and expanding its web presence. Recently Bux-Mont Awards moved one block north on Main St. to the historic Baum House. After severe degradation in the structure of the house and having been in the Baum family since it was built, the Baum house was bought and renovated by local businessman Kelly Fox, of Fox Construction.
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Scientific analysis of radon levels in homes in Sellersville and many other Pennsylvania cities have found that 10% or more of homes contain dangerous levels of radon. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can be removed from the house though radon mitigation.
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