Elmwood Ave. as a dirt road looking toward Folcroft c.1908
Talk of annexing Folcroft and Warwick to the New Borough
A movement has lately been set on foot for the Incorporation by annexation of Folcroft and Warwick, to the newly incorporated Borough of Glenolden. In order that the matter might assume definite form, some seven or eight of the leading citizens of Folcroft held a conference, with the members of Glenolden Borough Council on Wednesday evening and talked the matter over. Such questions as boundaries and the like were freely discussed, and annexation appeared to be generally viewed in a favorable light. No definite action was taken, inasmuch as the movement is still in its infancy, but it is almost a foregone conclusion that this territory will in the near future become a part of Glenolden Borough.
Folcroft, which is in Darby Township was started only a few years ago by Jacob H. Price and family, who owned most of the land, and a station on the P.W. & B. Railroad was soon established, and eventually a post office. Today, Folcroft is one of the prettiest and most flourishing little towns in the neighborhood, but on account of its small dimensions, and its adorning situation, it feels the wisdom of becoming an integral part of its elder sister, Glenolden Borough.
The new town of Warwick, which adjoins Folcroft, is partly in Glenolden Borough, and partly in the township. The newest part, which is called the “Warwick Annex,” is in the borough. Warwick was projected by Wood, Harmon & Co., the Philadelphia real estate men, and the streets have already largely been laid out, grading done, and several houses are in process of erection. For many reasons, it would be a very desirable acquisition to the borough, and in turn, it would rebound abundantly to its own benefit.