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Synopsis of Lansdale

Lansdale is a densely-populated commuter town in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Located northwest of Philadelphia, it is the center of the North Penn Valley. The European immigrants to settle in the borough were members of the Jenkins family on around 120 acres of land.  In the 1850s, Lansdale grew and expanded rapidly with the construction of the North Pennsylvania Railroad. More settlers, housing and businesses were brought to the area.

In 1873, the Lansdale Borough was incorporated. It was named after the chief surveyor of the North Penn Railroad, Phillip Lansdale Fox. As of the 2010 census, the borough has a population of 16,269 people and a total area of 3.1 square miles.

Lansdale Silk Hosiery Compy-Interstate Hosiery Mills, Inc.

Lansdale Silk Hosiery Compy-Interstate Hosiery Mills, Inc. was built in four phases from 1922 to 1961. The historic silk mill complex consists of the original 1922 two-story building that sits on a brownstone foundation and the 1932 three-story, red brick building. Home to textile manufactures until the 1970s, the complex was used to produce women's full-fashion silk hosiery. On December 3, 2004, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Jenkins Homestead

Situated on Jenkins Avenue, Jenkins Homestead was built around 1805. The two-and-a-half-story, five-bay historic home is of the English vernacular farmstead architectural style. As the oldest structure in Lansdale, it was added to the NRHP on September 15, 1977.

The Kugel Ball

A Kugel ball is a dark grey granite ball supported by a very thin layer of water pumped from beneath its base. Located in downtown Lansdale, the Kugel Ball acts as the centerpiece for Railroad Plaza. Held every June, the annual 5k Kugel Ball race starts and ends at the actual sphere.

Stony Creek Park

Stony Creek Park is a park in Lansdale offering 21.5 acres of recreational space for residents and visitors of the borough. It provides amenities such as:

  • A 0.2-mile footpath
  • Gazebo and grill area
  • Labyrinth
  • Overlook
  • A 0.6-mile nature trail
  • A 1-acre pond
  • Playground
  • Parking
  • Portable restrooms

The park is open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fourth Street Park

Fourth Street Park is another park in Lansdale for those who find joy in doing more sport activities. The 9-acre park features a basketball court, open space, tennis court, swimming pool, playground, courtyard, skatepark and T-ball fields. Managed by the borough's Parks and Recreation Department, it is open daily from 7:30 8 p.m. The skatepark's hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to sunset.

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