Strawberry Mansion: The Jewish Community of North Philadelphia

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A section of North Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansionis nestled high on the banks of the Schuylkill River,adjacent to the large expanses of Fairmount Park, with many wonderful venues such as Woodside Park. The area became the setting for America's premiere Jewish Community in the 20th century, with over 50,000 inhabitants. Strawberry Mansion was the first Jewish suburb within an urban setting. Affectionately known as "the Mansion," it was only a trolley car ride away from the South Philadelphiaimmigrant district. Jewish families migrated from oneneighborhood to another as they advanced economically in American society during the early 1900s. By the mid-1950s, the decision to discontinue the once heavily traveled route #9 trolley car marked the decline and eventual demise of Strawberry Mansion as a Jewish enclave.
ISBN: 9780738502342
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A graduate of Gratz Hebrew College in Philadelphia, community leader and local historian Allen Meyers has presented lectures on Jewish neighborhoods in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey for more than 20 years. His second title in the Images of America series, Strawberry Mansion: The Jewish Community of North Philadelphia serves as a testament to the urban experience in American Jewish life.
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