Held at: Radnor Historical Society [Contact Us]113 West Beech Tree Lane, Wayne, PA, 19087
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Radnor Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Joseph Mellon Fronefield, Jr. (1861-1930) established a real estate business in Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 1910. Initially the company operated out of his home, until he constructed an office nearby, at 105 West Lancaster Avenue, in 1928. His son, J. M. Fronefield, III (1896-1972) was also involved with the business. In 1986, the firm merged with another local real estate office, Henderson, Dewey & Associates, Inc., to form Dewey-Fronefield Realtors, Inc. Dewey-Fronefield is still in operation as of 2014.
Sama, Dominic. "Wayne Real Estate Firms Agree to July 1 Merger." Philadelphia Inquirer, June 23, 1986. Accessed March 26, 2014. http://articles.philly.com/1986-06-23/news/26046791_1_sales-merger-real-estate.
This collection consists primarily of property maps on blue print paper, dating from the 1920s and later, and appraisals with correspondence and other accompanying documentation, circa 1962-1964. Some folders are labeled with name and address.
Gift, circa 2009-2010.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) 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 accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu 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.
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