Looking east on Mohawk Ave. toward Cleveland Ave. from Winona Ave. about 1908.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
1948 ~ 2017
It is with very heavy hearts that we inform our members and friends of the sudden death of our beloved Executive Director, Linda M. Houldin, on September 18, 2017. Linda was an amazing woman and an excellent Board Member and Director. Her love of history and the society was always evident in all she did on a daily basis. Linda was always there to fundraise, manage, develop and create events and help “pick up the pieces” no matter what they were. Never afraid to offer suggestions, teach or assist with programs, reach out to potential Board Members, sponsors and EITC businesses, and be there for moral support, Linda was always present at all of our events and was a strong voice for the mission of the society. Not only did Linda serve as President of the Delaware County Historical Society, and most recently as the Executive Director, but also she was a great friend to all of us! Her death came as a shock to the DCHS “family” and we will miss her greatly.
Obituary for Linda M. Houldin
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
When John Cochran started Norwood in May of 1873 he named the new town for the book above by Henry Ward Beecher a best seller of the day.
The Bullitt Marriage Sanity Case
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Note While doing some research on another project, I came across this local story of a Titanic survivor, a good read, Keith
CHESTER TIMES – April 20, 1912
MRS. BUCKNELL SAVED, TELLS OF SHIPWRECK
Well-Known Chester Woman, Declares Titanic’s Equipment Poor – Graphic Description
Sunday, September 10, 2017
The Media Club Opens
Oglesby’s Orchestra furnished music for dancing, which was indulged in from 10 to 13 o’clock.
The building, which is located at the corner of South Avenue and Washington Street, with the lot upon which it stands, cost about $20,000. It is nicely terraced in front and presents a very imposing appearance. On the first floor is the parlor, reading room, card room and billiard room, and on the second floor is a large assembly room, retiring rooms and the culinary department of the club.
There are no sideboards, neither are intoxicants allowed in the place, for the club believes in sociability without wine. It is also strictly non-partisan, its object being the social intercourse of the gentlemen of Media and vicinity.
Since its organization, some five years ago, it has raised annually a relief fund which is regularly placed in the hands of the charitable ladies of Media, who place help where most needed.
The initiation fee is $20, and the annual dues is $20.
The dresses worn last evening were magnificent, some of them being imported direct from Paris for the occasion. White was the predominating color.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
These houses still stand on Rose Valley Road just north of Brookhaven Rd. They were originally built as mill worker housing
ROSE VALLEY MILLS
The Delaware County Historic Preservation Network
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