Montgomery Avenue and Birch


(photo couretsy of Chesnut Hill Historical Society-John Naylor Collection- 1970.103)

DATE: in late 1800’s
ORIGINAL OWNER: John Lowber Welsh

"Images of America: Springfield Township, Montgomery County" notes on p. 55: This English-looking house,
named Hillbrow, was the residence of John Lowber Welsh. Built in the late 1800s, the home was located on
on Montgomery Avenue at the end of Birch Lane. Research of township maps from 1893 shows Welsh owning
155 acres of land that bordered Paper Mill Road and Montgomery Avenue. Welsh was a Philadelphia merchant
married Maria Newbold and died in 1904."


Note: The home of John Morgan, according to Borie list