Merion



1908 Mueller Map of Overbrook & Merion

1913 Mueller Map of Merion

1913 Mueller  Map of Overbrook & Merion


** See the Growth of Merion **




"Swastika," home of Edward & Mrs. Bok in Merion in April 1910 edition.


The name comes from a word often used by Rudyard Kipling, meaning "good luck," or "auspicous beginning." 
Bok even had a cross in that style forged on the door knocker...


 ** See Swastika on the 1913 map **




 "Penn Ivy" at Merion, home of William H. Steigerwalt from December 1909 edition.
Horace Trumbauer, Architect

"Penn Ivy has a commanding situation.  It is attractive without being in the least conspicuous and it bespeaks comfort as well as luxury, but these
impressions are even more deeply implanted by the interior which is fitted and furnished throughout in a style that reflects the trained selection of its owner."


** See Penn Ivy on the 1913 atlas **





Pencoyd Farm at Lower Merion, PA


** See Pencoyd Farm on the 1913 atlas **





Example of Classified from January 1, 1910. Philadelphia Inquirer.

MERION An attractive property. 6 minutes from station and desirably located, new stone & plastered house.  11 rooms and 2 baths. Lot of ½ acre Ready for you to move into at a price that will surprise you. HS STILLWAGON 100 Arcade Building, Philadelphia