Pennsylvania Route 23
Pennsylvania Route 23 is a 81.14-mile-long state highway in southeastern Pennsylvania. The route begins at PA 441 in Marietta and heads east to U. S. Route 1 on the border of Lower Merion Township and Philadelphia. PA 23 begins at Marietta in Lancaster County and continues east to Lancaster, where it passes through the city on a one-way pair and intersects US 222 and US 30. East of Lancaster, the route passes through agricultural areas in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, serving Leola, New Holland, Blue Ball, where it crosses US 322. PA 23 passes through the southern tip of Berks County and serves Morgantown, where a ramp provides access to Interstate 176; the route runs through northern Chester County and serves Elverson, Bucktown and Valley Forge. PA 23 continues into Montgomery County and intersects US 422 in King of Prussia and US 202 in Bridgeport; the route follows the Schuylkill River to West Conshohocken, where it has access to I-76 and I-476, before it continues southeast through Lower Merion Township to US 1.
PA 23 was first designated in 1927 between US 230 in Lancaster and City Avenue on the Lower Merion Township/Philadelphia border. The route was extended east to US 30 in West Philadelphia via Conshohocken Avenue and Belmont Avenue in the 1930s. PA 23 was rerouted to use Gulph Road through Valley Forge Park by 1945, with PA 23 Truck designated to bypass the route to the north and east by 1950. PA 23 Alternate was designated as an alternate alignment in Lower Merion Township in 1937. PA 23 was moved to its current alignment between Valley Forge and Bala Cynwyd by 1967, replacing parts of PA 363 between Valley Forge and Port Kennedy and PA 320 between Bridgeport and West Conshohocken; the alternate and truck routes were decommissioned at this time. The route was extended west from Lancaster to Marietta by 1970, replacing a part of PA 340; the eastern terminus was moved to its current location in the 1980s. PA 23 was rerouted to its current alignment in the eastern part of Lancaster in 1992, bypassing New Holland Avenue.
A PA 23 freeway was proposed east of Lancaster in the 1960s. The road was turned over to farmers and is known as the "Goat Path". A two-lane bypass of PA 23 east of Lancaster was proposed before being shelved in 2010. A freeway between US 422 and US 202 in Upper Merion Township called the Schuylkill Parkway was planned in the 1960s. PA 23 begins at an intersection with PA 441 on the eastern edge of Marietta in Lancaster County, heading east on two-lane undivided Marietta Avenue into East Donegal Township; the road runs through a mix of farmland and trees with some residences, crossing Chiques Creek into West Hempfield Township. The route continues through rural land with some housing developments as Marietta Pike, passing through the community of Silver Spring. PA 23 runs through farm fields with some residential and commercial development and crosses into East Hempfield Township at the Stony Battery Road intersection in the community of Oyster Point; the road continues through development with some farmland, coming to bridges over the US 30 freeway without an interchange and Norfolk Southern's Columbia Secondary.
The route passes homes in the community of Rohrerstown and reaches an intersection with PA 741. PA 23 runs through wooded residential areas and enters Lancaster Township upon crossing Little Conestoga Creek; the route becomes Marietta Avenue, running through the community of School Lane Hills and curving to the southeast. The road passes to the north of Wheatland, the former home of President James Buchanan, before it enters the city of Lancaster and becomes city-maintained. Upon entering Lancaster, PA 23 intersects the westbound direction of PA 462 at Race Avenue. Here, the route splits into a one-way pair, with the eastbound direction of PA 23 continuing along two-way Marietta Avenue and the westbound direction of PA 23 becoming concurrent with westbound PA 462 on one-way West Walnut Street, carrying two lanes. Two blocks near Lancaster Regional Medical Center, eastbound PA 23 splits from Marietta Avenue onto one-way eastbound West Chestnut Street, with two lanes; the route follows West Chestnut Street eastbound and West Walnut Street westbound, continuing concurrent with PA 462 westbound, passing through residential areas of the city.
Eastbound PA 462 is located two blocks south of eastbound PA 23 along King Street. The route heads into the commercial downtown of Lancaster, where it intersects one-way southbound US 222/PA 272 at North Prince Street. A short distance PA 23 crosses one-way northbound PA 72 at North Queen Street. Past this intersection, the route becomes East Chestnut Street eastbound and East Walnut Street westbound, intersecting one-way northbound US 222/PA 272 at North Lime Street at the east end of downtown. Following this, PA 23 passes more homes and industrial establishments in the eastern part of the city. At North Broad Street, westbound PA 462 splits from westbound PA 23, the two directions of PA 23 merge a short distance onto four-lane, divided East Walnut Street, state-maintained; the route curves northeast through wooded areas with some nearby development, passing through a corner of Manheim Township before crossing under the Conestoga Creek Viaduct that carries Amtrak's Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line over the route and the Conestoga River to the east.
The road continues north into Lancaster again before it turns northeast into Manheim Township and crosses the Conestoga River back into Lancaster. PA 23 comes to an interchange with the US 30 freeway, where it turns northwest for a concurr
The Schuylkill Branch was a rail line owned and operated by the former Pennsylvania Railroad in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. The line ran from the Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line at 52nd Street in Philadelphia north via Norristown and Pottsville to Delano Junction. From Delano Junction, the PRR had trackage rights over the Lehigh Valley Railroad's Hazleton Branch and Tomhicken Branch to Tomhicken, where the PRR's Catawissa Branch began. In conjunction with the Catawissa Branch, Nescopeck Branch, Wilkes-Barre Branch, the Schuylkill Branch gave the PRR a direct line from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre. Opened in 1884 to compete with the Reading Railroad for Philadelphia–Reading service, when the latter decided to compete with the PRR for Philadelphia-New York service, the Schuylkill Branch service as a commuter rail line between Philadelphia and Norristown, with the lines being within plain sight of each other between Manayunk and Norristown. Service to Pottstown was made available in 1886, an extension to New Boston was opened by the Pottsville and Mahanoy Railroad at around the same time.
The final piece, from New Boston to Delano Junction, had been built by the Lehigh Valley Railroad before 1870, but this was leased by the PRR in 1885. In the 1930s, as part of the extensive electrification project that brought New York–Washington and Harrisburg–Philadelphia intercity passenger and through-freight service under wire, the Schuylkill Branch was electrified from its 52nd Street Junction in Philadelphia to Haws Avenue in Norristown. With the surge in automobile sales and construction of extensions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Interstate Highway System in Pennsylvania in the 1950s, the PRR eliminated commuter rail service in 1960 north of Manayunk, yielding Philadelphia and Reading commuter and through-passenger service to the rival Reading. With the bankruptcies of the PRR's successor Penn Central and the Reading Company, the creation of Conrail in 1976 led to the closure and abandonment of the Schuylkill Valley Branch north of Manayunk. SEPTA, which took over the rail line in 1983, operated the former Conrail service as its Cynwyd Line rail service until 1986, when spalling conditions on the Manayunk Bridge concrete viaduct connecting the line between Bala Cynwyd and Manayunk/Ivy Ridge warranted its closure, forcing SEPTA to scale back service its Cynwyd Station in Bala Cynwyd.
The viaduct has since been repaired and restored to its previous glory, though service has not resumed. SEPTA leased the unused section between Cynwyd and Ivy Ridge to local townships for used as an interim rail trail. While abandoned, since converted to a rail trail connecting Philadelphia with the Valley Forge National Historical Park near King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, a short piece in Norristown is used by Norfolk Southern Railway as part of their Morrisville Connecting Track; the line between Oaks and Phoenixville is part of the dormant NS Phoenixville Industrial Track. The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad owns the line from Temple north to Hamburg; the line remains intact from Gibraltar, Pennsylvania at Gibraltar Road/PA Route 724 to Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. The PRR-era catenary remains and maintained by Amtrak, as it powers both the Northeast and Keystone Corridors generated by the Safe Harbor Dam located near York, Pennsylvania; the proposed Schuylkill Valley Metro, an electrified rail service that would have restored passenger service connecting Philadelphia and Reading, would have used the ex-PRR/Penn Central tracks from 52nd Street to Ivy Ridge, connecting with the existing ex-Reading Manayunk/Norristown service to Reading.
Because of its rejection by the Federal Railroad Administration due to the high cost, alternate plans on the table only envision the use of the ex-Reading Manayunk/Norristown route only, with partial extension of the electrified service as far as King of Prussia, any service west of King of Prussia requiring the use of push-pull consists using dual-power ALP-45DP locomotives similar to those delivered to New Jersey Transit and Montreal's Exo. Geographic data related to Schuylkill Branch at OpenStreetMap
The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad, established in 1846 and was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was so named; the PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the U. S. for the first half of the 20th century. Over the years, it acquired, merged with or owned part of at least 800 other rail lines and companies. At the end of 1925, it operated 10,515 miles of rail line, its only formidable rival was the New York Central, which carried around three-quarters of PRR's ton-miles. By 1882 it had become the largest railroad, the largest transportation enterprise, the largest corporation in the world. With 30,000 miles of track, it had longer mileage than any other country in the world, except Britain and France, its budget was second only to the U. S. government. The corporation still holds the record for the longest continuous dividend history: it paid out annual dividends to shareholders for more than 100 consecutive years. In 1968, PRR merged with rival NYC to form the Penn Central Transportation Company, which filed for bankruptcy within two years.
The viable parts were transferred in 1976 to Conrail, itself broken up in 1999, with 58 percent of the system going to the Norfolk Southern Railway, including nearly all of the former PRR. Amtrak received the electrified segment of the Main Line east of Harrisburg. With the opening of the Erie Canal and the beginnings of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Philadelphia business interests became concerned that the port of Philadelphia would lose traffic; the state legislature was pressed to build a canal across Pennsylvania and thus the Main Line of Public Works was commissioned in 1826. It soon became evident that a single canal would not be practical and a series of railroads, inclined planes, canals was proposed; the route consisted of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, canals up the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, an inclined plane railroad and tunnel across the Allegheny Mountains, canals down the Conemaugh and Allegheny rivers to Pittsburgh on the Ohio River. Because freight and passengers had to change cars several times along the route and canals froze in winter, it soon became apparent that the system was cumbersome and a better way was needed.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a charter to the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1846 to build a private rail line that would connect Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. The Directors chose John Edgar Thomson, an engineer from the Georgia Railroad, to survey and construct the line, he chose a route that followed the west bank of the Susquehanna River northward to the confluence with the Juniata River, following its banks until the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains were reached at a point that would become Altoona, Pennsylvania. To traverse the mountains, the line climbed a moderate grade for 10 miles until it reached a split of two mountain ravines which were cleverly crossed by building a fill and having the tracks ascend a 220-degree curve known as Horseshoe Curve that limited the grade to less than 2 percent; the crest of the mountain was penetrated by the 3,612-foot Gallitzin Tunnels and descended by a more moderate grade to Johnstown. At the end of its first year of operation, it paid a dividend, continued the dividend without interruption until 1946.
The western end of the line was built from Pittsburgh east along the banks of the Allegheny and Conemaugh rivers to Johnstown. PRR was granted trackage rights over the Philadelphia and Columbia and gained control of the three short lines connecting Lancaster and Harrisburg, instituting an all-rail link between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh by 1854. In 1857, the PRR purchased the Main Line of Public Works from the state of Pennsylvania, abandoned most of its canals and inclined planes; the line was double track from its inception, by the end of the century a third and fourth track were added. Over the next 50 years, PRR expanded by gaining control of other railroads by stock purchases and 999-year leases. Thomson was the entrepreneur who led the PRR from 1852 until his death in 1874, making it the largest business enterprise in the world and a world-class model for technological and managerial innovation, he served as PRR's first Chief Engineer and third President. Thomson's sober, technical and non-ideological personality had an important influence on the Pennsylvania Railroad, which in the mid-19th century was on the technical cutting edge of rail development, while nonetheless reflecting Thomson's personality in its conservatism and its steady growth while avoiding financial risks.
His Pennsylvania Railroad was in his day the largest railroad in the world, with 6,000 miles of track, was famous for steady financial dividends, high quality construction improving equipment, technological advances, innovation in management techniques for a large complex organization. In 1861 the PRR gained control of the Northern Central Railway, giving it access to Baltimore, Maryland, as well as points along the Susquehanna River via connections at Columbia, Pennsylvania or Harrisburg. On December 1, 1871, the PRR leased the United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company, which included the original Camden and Amboy Railroad from Camden, New Jersey to South Amboy, New Jersey, as well as a newer line from Philadelphia to Jersey City, New Je
Wynnewood is a suburban unincorporated community, west of Philadelphia, that straddles Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County and Haverford Township, Delaware County, United States. It was named in 1691 for Dr. Thomas Wynne, William Penn's physician and the first Speaker of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Lower Merion Township is the fifth-most-affluent town in the United States. Wynnewood is one of many neighborhoods on the historic Pennsylvania Main Line, is the home of institutions such as Lankenau Hospital, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Palmer Theological Seminary, Friends' Central School. Wynnewood is neither a census-designated place; as of 2010 Census, there were 5,436 households residing in the community. In 2000, the population density was 3,882 people per square mile; the racial makeup of the community was 92.9% White, 3.2% Asian, 2.5% African American, 0.40% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. 1.2 % of the population were Latino of any race. The median income for a household in the community was $86,861, the median income for a family was $111,683.
The per capita income for the community was $51,543. About 0.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over. Residents of Wynnewood cooperate with those of adjacent Ardmore in many ways, one of, the ArdWood Civic Association. South Ardmore Park is in Wynnewood, in Ardmore; this park is the site of a free or low-cost summer camp, sporting activities, walking paths, a verdant setting. Wynnewood itself is residential, with its shopping in various clusters; the largest shopping center in Wynnewood is the Wynnewood Shopping Center housing an Old Navy, Bed Bath and Beyond, Mad Mex, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and Giant, John Troncelliti Barber Shop and several eateries and smaller stores. Other shopping venues in the suburb include Wynnewood Square and the Whole Foods Shopping Center, both on East Lancaster Avenue; as Wynnewood is a residential community, its residents visit other districts of the Main Line, such as Ardmore or Narberth, for shopping.
Along with its tree-shaded streets and mature old stone homes, Wynnewood has been known for its car dealerships, which line Lancaster Avenue from South Wynnewood to Argyle Road. Gracious, old-fashioned restaurants, Stouffer's and the Viking Inn, both on Lancaster Avenue, have disappeared and not been replaced, although less expensive fare is available; the town's only movie theater, the Eric Wynnewood, became Vinny T's in 2000, became a Buca di Beppo in late 2010, has been unoccupied since January 2013. Opposite the Wynnewood Shopping Center is the Wynnewood train station. Built in the 1870s, the vintage regional rail train station was designed by Wilson Brothers and Company for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Towns on the lower "Main Line" adjacent to Wynnewood include Overbrook, Narberth, Ardmore and Bryn Mawr; the SEPTA Route 105 bus runs along the length of Lancaster Avenue on the Main Line, the SEPTA Route 44 bus supplements the trains for service between nearby Ardmore and Narberth and Center City Philadelphia.
South Wynnewood is served by the SEPTA Norristown High-Speed Line,which runs from the Montgomery County seat of Norristown through the central and eastern Main Line to 69th Street Transportation Center and connections to the Market-Frankford Line for service to Center City and Northeast Philadelphia. Wynnewood is located along Lancaster Avenue and is easily accessible from nearby Interstate Routes 76 and 476. Wynnewood is home to one the principal three teaching hospitals that serve Philadelphia's Main Line. Along with the eponymous Bryn Mawr and Paoli Memorial hospitals, Lankenau Hospital, on Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood near the Overbrook border, has traditionally been affiliated with either Jefferson or Drexel colleges of medicine and is always on the list of the nation's top community hospitals. Saunders House, a rehabilitation facility, can be found on Lankenau's premises, as is a large and busy medical office building, home to many of the private practices of the hospital's attending physicians.
Much of Wynnewood's public school children attend the Merion, Penn Wynne or Penn Valley elementary schools, part of Lower Merion School District headquartered in nearby Admore. Other schools and parochial, abound in this old and affluent residential district, including all-boys The Haverford School, all-girls Baldwin and Agnes Irwin schools, coeducational Friends Central School — within the Wynnewood postal district — and private, Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in nearby Bryn Mawr, Waldron Mercy and Merion Mercy academies in nearby Merion. Saint Margaret's Elementary School in nearby Narberth serves Wynnewood's Catholic elementary school community. There are other private schools such as Episcopal Academy, as well as Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy and the Solomon Schechter School, which are both Jewish-affiliated schools. There is a French International School which has two locations—the lower school near the Bala Cynwyd Library an
Bala station (SEPTA)
Bala station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Located near the intersection of Bala Avenue and City Avenue, it serves the Cynwyd Line; the station includes a 76-space parking lot at the northwest corner of the City Avenue bridge over the railroad tracks. SEPTA – Bala Station City Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Bryn Mawr is a census-designated place located across Radnor and Haverford Townships in Delaware County and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, just west of Philadelphia along Lancaster Avenue and the border with Delaware County. Bryn Mawr is located toward the center of what is known as the Main Line, a group of affluent Philadelphia suburban villages stretching from the city limits to Malvern; as of the 2010 census, it had a population of 3,779. Bryn Mawr is home to Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr is named after an estate near Dolgellau in Wales, he was a Quaker who emigrated in 1686 to Pennsylvania from Dolgellau to escape religious persecution. Until 1869 and the coming of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Main Line, the town, located in the old Welsh Tract, was known as Crankyville; the town was known as Humphreysville from 1800 to 1869 according to the Lower Marion Historical Society. <The First 300, Diane Publishing, 2000> The town was renamed by railroad agent William H. Wilson after he acquired on behalf of the railroad the 283 acres that now compose Bryn Mawr.
In 1893, the first hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, was built on the Main Line by Dr. George Gerhard. Glenays, a historic home dating to 1859, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Bryn Mawr is located at 40°1′16″N 75°19′01″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles, some of, in Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County. Part of Bryn Mawr is located in Delaware County, located at the coordinates 40°1' 25.0212"N 75°19' 46.1676"W, its zip code is 19010 with a total population of 3,779. However, the "Bryn Mawr" zip code covers a larger area, as a result, the geographic term "Bryn Mawr" is used in a sense that includes not only the CDP, but other areas that share the zip code; these other areas include the community of Rosemont within Lower Merion Township and Radnor Township, various other areas within Lower Merion Township, Radnor Township, Haverford Township. Bryn Mawr is a part of the Philadelphia Main Line, a string of picturesque towns located along a railroad that connects Philadelphia with points west.
Some other Main Line communities include Ardmore, Narberth, Bala Cynwyd and Villanova. As of the 2000 Census, the Bryn Mawr ZIP code was home to 21,485 people with a median family income of $210,956; as of the census of 2010, there were 3,779 people, 1,262 households, 497 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,033.7 people per square mile. There were 1,481 housing units at an average density of 2,377.2/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.0% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 0.0% Native American, 10.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, 3.6% from two or more races. 4.9 % of the population were Latino of any race. 21.1% were of Irish, 10.8% Italian, 6.8% German and 6.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 1,404 households, out of which 13.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 62.6% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 13.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.79. In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 8.4% under the age of 18, 48.1% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 12.1% from 45 to 64, 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 46.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 42.4 males. Bryn Mawr residents of Lower Merion Township attend schools in the Lower Merion School District. Bryn Mawr address residents of Radnor Township attend schools in the Radnor Township School District. Bryn Mawr address residents of Haverford Township attend schools in the School District of Haverford Township. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr, the Shipley School and The Baldwin School are both in Bryn Mawr; the French International School of Philadelphia, which opened in 1991 held its classes at Baldwin and at Shipley. Bryn Mawr College Harcum College Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr Baldwin School Shipley School Barrack Hebrew Academy Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech Clarke School for the Deaf.
"Clarke Philadelphia" is located here, with its main campus being in Massachusetts. American College Arboretum The American College of Financial Services Bryn Mawr Campus Arboretum Bryn Mawr Film Institute Harriton House The Main Point
Haverford is an unincorporated community located in both Haverford Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, US, Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County, about 3 miles west of Philadelphia. It is on the Main Line, known for its wealth; as of August 2009, the average home price in the Haverford ZIP Code 19041 was $849,000. ZIP Code 19041 borders the unincorporated portion of Haverford Township called "Havertown," as well as the unincorporated communities of Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, a small portion of Broomall. Haverford's name is derived from the name of the town of Haverfordwest in Wales, UK. Today, Haverford is most notable for being the site of Haverford College and one of the United States' oldest country clubs, the Merion Cricket Club; the town is connected to central Philadelphia by the Paoli/Thorndale Line commuter rail system and Norristown High Speed Line. Allgates, the Federal School, Merion Cricket Club, the Whitehall Apartments are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Its elevation is 318 feet. John C. Bogle, financial guru, founder of The Vanguard Group of mutual funds, he is the author of several books, most "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing". In 1999, Fortune magazine named Bogle as one of the four "Investment Giants" of the twentieth century. In 2004, Time magazine named Bogle as one of the world's 100 most influential people, he is a former resident of North Rose Lane. Catherine Drinker Bowen author and historian, she was the author of many books including "Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787" and "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Scenes from the Life of Benjamin Franklin". She lived on Booth Lane, north of Montgomery Avenue Alexander Johnson Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1899 to 1906, his estate, "Cheswold," was off of Grays Lane. A bas-relief plaque showing Cassatt on horseback is located on the stone wall of the Merion Cricket Club, at the corner of Grays Lane and Montgomery Avenue.
Cassatt, the brother of the American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt, was responsible for the granite curbstones which give so many roads in Lower Merion Township such charm. He designed the distinctive green and yellow metal street signs which characterize the township. Herb Clarke, former weatherman for WCAU-TV from 1958 to 1997 Frank Converse, former resident of Laurel Lane. Theodore Freeman, aeronautical engineer, U. S. Air Force officer, test pilot, NASA astronaut Clement Acton Griscom and president of American Steamship Lines, his estate, "Dolobran," is on Laurel Lane. The house was designed by the famous Philadelphia architect Frank Furness, who designed the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford. Dolobran took four years to build, encompasses a floor area of over 0.5 acres on five levels and is "a priceless relic of the Gilded Age on the Main Line." Ken Henderson, former Major League Baseball player. Joshua Humphreys, American shipbuilder and naval architect who designed the U. S. frigate Constitution, familiarly known as “Old Ironsides”.
Humphreys was commissioned in 1794 to design six frigates for the newly formed U. S. Navy, thus becoming the first American naval construction contractor. John LeClair, retired National Hockey League All-Star Frederic Lewy, German-born neurologist, discovered Lewy bodies Jameer Nelson, All-Star basketball player for the Orlando Magic. A native of Chester, Pennsylvania, he attended St. Joseph's University, he lives in Haverford during the off season Georges Perrier, founder of Le Bec-Fin restaurant in Philadelphia. He lived on Booth Lane. J. Howard Pew, son of Joseph Newton Pew, the founder of Sun Oil Company, his estate, "Knollbrook," was at Mill Creek Road. Karin Katherine Taylor, fashion model, Playmate of the Month in Playboy magazine, she founded Style House in Haverford. She is living in Palm Beach, Florida. Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Haverford College The Haverford School Lower Merion Township Website Haverford Township Website