West Philadelphia: University City to 52nd Street

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West Philadelphia: University City to 52nd Street - Skaler, Robert Morris
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The many neighborhoods west of the Schuylkill River across from William Penn's "Quaker City" were distinctly rural until 1860, when horsecar lines first crossed the river. The area soon became home to wealthy businessmen who built elegant mansions and villas in University City and Powelton Village. West Philadelphia's growth accelerated northward into Belmont and Parkside-Girard after the 1876 Centennial Exposition and westward into Cedar Park, Spruce Hill, and Walnut Hill in the 1890s with the introduction of electric ...

West Philadelphia: University City to 52nd Street 2002, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738509709

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West Philadelphia: University City to 52nd Street 2002, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531606091

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