antique prints, maps and watercolors

(Haverford and Haverford College) J.L.Smith. ...Overbrook to Malvern Station. Philadelphia, 1900. $225.00

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Plate 5 (Haverford and Haverford College)

We have a large selection of large scale maps of properties (residential, commercial, and institutional) that extended along the tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad between City Line at Overbrook and Paoli to the west. The maps contain fascinating information about property owners, types of buildings on the properties with frame, brick, barns, stables, green houses all shown, sewer lines, steam railways, electric railroads and “macadamized” roads.

Haverford College, Freinds Cemetery and Meeting house are at the bottom of the page along with "an order of hermits St. Augustine." Buena Vista Farmes, John Marshall Gest's property and the land now occupied by Merion Golf are also shown.

20 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, sheet.
Very good condition save small chipping.