Sunday, May 22, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
The intersection of 7th and Edgmont now Avenue of the States is where early hangings took place. This was outside the city till the 1850's.
Delaware County early Hangings
Sunday, May 8, 2016
|General Lafayette's Headquarters about 1910|
HE SAW LAFAYETTE
Robert Hoopes Saw the Patriotic Frenchman at Brandywine
Remembers the Time Well
Note: When I first became interested in local history some 40 years ago, Paul Rodebaugh the great Chester County historian became a best friend. One day he introduced me to one of Robert Hoopes grandchildren. So I got to meet someone who knew someone who had met Lafayette!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
The Glen Mills Gymnasium 100 years ago
A VISIT TO THE HOUSE OF REFUGE
The Good Impressions of a Lady Visitor to Glen Mills – An Excellent System Used
Experience Hands-On History this Summer at the Chadds Ford Historical Society!
Our second summer camp is new for this year, our Hands-On History Summer
Sunday, April 24, 2016
|The ruins of the Glen Olden Mill which burned in February, 1896, The ruins today would be in the middle of Delmar Drive as you enter Folcroft Boro from South Ave.|
Monday, April 18, 2016
Norwood Park in the early 1900's. The park was almost lost to the boro thru a lawsuit over ownership.
NOTEIn the early 1890's, when a Norwood contractor began building a home in the middle of Norwood Park residents were outraged! Local lawyer, Joseph Calhoun, claimed title to the park, thru a lawsuit against John Cochran the original developer of Norwood. Calhoun purchased the Park from the lawsuit winner. What followed was several years of hearings and lawsuits by the Boro against Calhoun. Incredibly Calhoun lived in Norwood at the time. The suit was finally settled in April 1897.
Judge Waddell Confirms the Report of the Master, David F. Rose, Esq. – Opinion of the Court
Sunday, April 10, 2016
|The Media Armory on State Street right after it was built in 1908. The armory is now Trader Joes.|
NEW ARMORY FOR COMPANY H., N. G. P., IN COURSE OF ERECTION AT MEDIA