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The law firm of southern baptist abuse from Lawndale is presenting this informative article to help residents and visitors learn more about the history of the neighborhood and more.

Lawndale: A Synopsis

Lawndale is a neighborhood within the northeastern part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Situated south of Cottman Avenue and near Rising Sun Avenue and Oxford Avenue, the area originally got its name in the 1880s. Before then, it was known as Marburg and had a central business area around the Kensington and Oxford Turnpike or Second Street Pike (Rising Sun Avenue) and Benner Street, Colgate Street and Comply Street. The area was home to a slaughterhouse, the Marburg Bottling Company and more.

Most of the property in Marburg was owned by the Hellerman Farms before the turn of the 1900s. After the 1854 consolidation act, the Wentz Family of Olney purchased most of it. Other landowners in the area were:

  • The Fords family
  • The Drakes family
  • The Wolfs family
  • The Brous family
  • The Passmores family
  • The Fesmiers family
  • The Gillhams family
  • The Atwoods Family
  • The Unruhs family
  • The Woodfalls family
  • The Pierce family

The name of the neighborhood, Lawndale, is traced back to the establishment of the Philadelphia Newtown & New York Railroad line through the area. Opened in the 1890s, the station was listed as Lawndale. It closed a short while later to be open up again in the early 1900s by the then-owner, The Philadelphia & Reading. Today, the Lawndale Station is operated daily by the SEPTA, with over 350 round trip fairs per day.

The neighborhood of Lawndale features a very diverse variety of residential buildings. Built in three stages before the 1920s, from 1920 to 1930, and from 1950 to 1960, these homes include single-family houses, twin houses, rowhouses and even large estates. This mix of housing is a surprise to visitors and makes the neighborhood one of the most desireable places to live in Philadelphia.

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Cedar Grove Christian Academy

Cedar Grove Christian Academy is situated in the building of the former Lawndale School. Built in 1903 and 1904, the two-story, three-bay, stone-faced brick structure was designed by James Gaw of the Colonial Revival style. In the 1920s, two two-story wings were added from the design of Irwin T. Catharine. On November 18, 1988, the private Christian school was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Tookany Creek Parkway

Tookany Creek Parkway is a park just to the east of Lawndale in the Cheltenham Township. Operated by its Parks & Recreation Department, it provides a passive recreational space for residents and visitors to the area. The park was acquired by the Township between 1933 and 1945. It includes a natural area, leisure area, fitness court, and trails for walking and jogging. The park is open every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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