Held at: Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]506 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Box 2602, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 19004
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Lower Merion Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
From the 1830s the Reading Railroad prospered as its rail line brought anthracite coal to Philadelphia along the Schuylkill. 50 years later, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) bought nearby land and built a competing line, now truncated to South Eastern Pennsylvania Public Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Cynwyd line. As was the custom, the PRR bought more land than they needed and the Lower Merion Realty Company was established to develop the land and bring commuter traffic to the line, profiting some of their officers and family as well as the railroad.
Buten, Max, email message, July 3, 2012.
This collection contains the minute book of meetings of Stockholders and Directors, 1906-1952, and one binder of photographs with two brochures.
Gift of the Roberts family.
This collection was separated from the Roberts Family Collection (also at Lower Merion Historical Society).
- Lower Merion Historical Society
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Access Restrictions
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