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Fort Washington and Upper Dublin Historical Society of Fort Washington

Fort Washington and Upper Dublin

Historical Society of Fort Washington

Published May 24th 2004
ISBN : 9780738535203
Paperback
128 pages
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Upper Dublin and Fort Washington, located to the northwest of Philadelphia, were part of William Penns original land grant of 1681. The villages of Fitzwatertown, Jarrettown, Three Tuns, and Dreshertown developed to serve early settlers who workedMoreUpper Dublin and Fort Washington, located to the northwest of Philadelphia, were part of William Penns original land grant of 1681. The villages of Fitzwatertown, Jarrettown, Three Tuns, and Dreshertown developed to serve early settlers who worked as farmers and lime burners. Through vintage photographs collected by the Historical Society of Fort Washington from local sources, Fort Washington and Upper Dublin illustrates the areas transformation as new roads and railroads brought industry, grand country homes, and vacation retreats. Included are photographs of Dr. Richard Mattisons grand Lindenwold estate, homes built for his employees, and the water-tower house with its five twenty-thousand-gallon tanks perched above four apartments. The collection also includes photographs of several country inns and the now vanished community of Hoopeston.