Overbrook

1908 Mueller Map of Overbrook & Merion

1913 Mueller  Map of Overbrook & Merion


(photos taken from collage and therefore not identified)





     

         


                  


      

       



"Overbrook, North of the city line, is a suburb consisting of a short stretch of handsomely improved country.  It is the first of the beautiful suburban settlements on the MainLine of the Pennsylvania Railraod, and is bordered by rapidly expanding development!  The land is on a slope, which is a great advantage."

"Overbrook, with its distinctive, artistic homes, its wide macademized streets, its cement sidewalks, its beautiful lawns and gardens, and its many fine old shade trees, fulfills the most ambitious longing for a country home of luxury and elegance with surroundings that intensify the scheme of splendor."

"An air of exclusiveness which is very perceptible in this corner of the city which hides its metropolitan conveniences in its bowers of trees and where even in the heated months, the air is clear, cool, and bracing, and where the thick foliage, the sweeping lawns and the beautiful gardens suggest only the God given country in its most lavish garb."

~ January 1910 edition