A Journal ~ September 1909 - December 1911

"The goal of a country house is to be magnificent but not palatial, furnishing the best, and in good taste, but not lavish, dignified but not pretentious, and with a homelike feeling throughout."         ~ Philadelphia Suburban Life, October 1910

A country landscape in Rydal - July 1911
The Rydal District - July 1911 edition



Featured Suburbs:
Wynnewood
Overbrook
                                 Merion
                                 Bala Cynwyd                                                                                                         
Ardmore
Haverford

Featured Architects & Developers:



Critical Essays:

"Houses from the Owner's Point of View"
            
by Charles Francis Osborne, Architecture Department, University of Pennsylvania






                                                               
                        


The growing popularity of the automobile was of great importance in the spread of the suburbs. 

"For the motorist, the drive to the suburbs through the park is enticing. "