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The Noble Improvement Association was established in 1906 to "promote the advancement of the economic welfare of the members and residents of Noble, and the general improvement of said place and the properties thereof" in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
This collection consists of the files of Russell S. Detweiler, who served on the Board of Directors of the Noble Improvement Association. They consist primarily of the Board and annual meeting minutes, 1963-1979, in which commercial and residential development, traffic, and other neighborhood issues are reported. The Association was actively engaged over a Reading Railroad crossing near the Standard Press Steel property, 1967, James Scully's Noble Railroad Station development, 1969-1973 (see also individual folder), the Butler tract apartments, 1973, Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips Restaurant, 1978, and continuing problems with auto dealerships, especially the Dodge agency. There is a small series of letters in support or against various zoning projects and other correspondence, Treasurer's reports, and other miscellaneous. There are files relating to two later problems in which the Noble community became involved, a sewer proposal and the development of the former Strawbridge and Clothier building by MSK Associates, Inc., 1988-1989.
Gift of Russell Detweiler, 2005.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society.
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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