Around Chadds Ford

Around Chadds Ford

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Chadds Ford grew along an important early thoroughfare where it crossed the Brandywine Creek. Travelers along this east-west highway between Philadelphia and Baltimore were obliged to ford the creek at property owned by businessman John Chads. At first, farms, mills, and homesteads composed the architectural landscape. As the town grew, so did businesses, such as the Gallagher General Store and the Chadds Ford Hotel. By the end of the nineteenth century, wealthy Philadelphians, attracted by Chadds Ford's pastoral setting, began to build stately summer homes. Around Chadds Ford features photographs from 1870 to 1950, when the town enjoyed the sophistication of these newcomers but still retained its rural flavor.... of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2004106822 For all general information, contact Arcadia Publishing: Telephone ... For customer service and orders: Toll- free 1-888-313-2665 Visit us on the Internet at THE ... The Chadds Ford Historical Society was founded in 1968 to save the crumbling c.

Title:Around Chadds Ford
Author: Karen Smith Furst
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2005

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