Views of Lansdowne

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Views of Lansdowne provides a fun and nostalgic trip back in time through the most extensive collection of historic Lansdowne photographs ever assembled. Growing from a nineteenth-century village just west of Philadelphia, Lansdowne has served as the home of many well-known and respected educators, writers, athletes, architects, scientists, and businesspeople. Through over 200 vintage images, readers are invited to meet famous residents including: Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame second baseman for the Philadelphia Athletics Baseball Club; Seymour Eaton, author of The Roosevelt Bears; Edwin T. Darby, a founder of the School of Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania; and Thomas Scott, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, one of the most powerful corporations of the nineteenth century.The beautiful photographs of George Walton and Stephen P. Levis reveal Lansdowne during its early development.
ISBN: 9780738549491
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
As we approach the end of a century, this new book looks back at over one hundred years of Lansdowne's past, making connections to the present. Allow longtime resident Matthew Schultz to take you into the past of this lively borough. It is a rare and tangible journey, and one you will never forget.