Narberth Addresses

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1,575 Profiles

1,467 current properties in the borough, and 90 no longer extant properties for which we can identify census records are profiled.

map of red and blue dots representing 1,467 buildings in Narberth
1,467 buildings that are standing gone

Every item and piece of data we have on each property and its main buildings will be cross-referenced. Going forward we will add more past buildings and possibly other points of interest.

How are the timelines determined?

The timeline tracks a property's lifespan from year built through year demolished, if applicable. It includes records of address changes, which makes it possible to locate addresses that were later renumbered. It is based on:

In addition, we consulted other primary sources to establish timeline years:

Later accounts of Narberth's past, such as Narberth's Historical Prelude by Carden F. Warner, the Narberth chapter of Montgomery County, The Second Hundred Years by Victoria Donohoe, and others in our Narberth Sources section have refined many dates.

For all that, we must issue this disclaimer: All of these sources are incomplete and subject to human error and interpretation. Years may be approximate.

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About the U. S. Census records

The every-ten-years United States census offers a trove of details about individuals. They are incomplete and subject to enumerator error. They are handwritten, so open to interpretation. Nevertheless, the chief inspiration that launched Narberth Addresses was the availability of these records online.

We imported partial transcriptions from, made corrections based on other sources, especially contemporary maps, and transcribed additional categories of interest, for example home ownership and the professions and trades. Each household entry is linked to an online facsimile of the original document at FamilySearch, which requires a free account for access.

To protect individual privacy, the enumerations are released by the Department of Commerce 72 years after the census date. As of 2021, we have transcribed 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940. 1950 will be be released in April 2022. 1890, a truly seminal moment in local history, was destroyed by fire in 1926, so sadly must remain unavailable.

Main Line Board of Realtors listings 1949-90

When James T. Shilcock (1919–2011) closed his eponymous Rosemont business, he donated thousands of 6×4 real estate listing cards covering Narberth and Lower Merion to the Lower Merion Historical Society.

head and shoulder-length portrait of a smiling older white man wearing glasses, suit and tie business card with bright red rooster graphic and words: Shilcock Realty Company - Realtor

Over 1,600 cards covering 800+ Narberth addresses listed between 1955 and 1992 enrich our Narberth address database and pages. Even if an address of interest is not covered, be sure to inspect neighboring addresses that may show the property.

An unexpected bonus was finding 46 cards for 30 addresses demolished between 1962 and 2021. Many are the only photos we have for these lost addresses.

Collection Finding Aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Narberth Streets—A Chronology

Modern nameOpened by
Montgomery Avenue1600A.k.a. Old Lancaster road, Lancaster road, Conestogoe road; predates European settlement as a ridge-hugging pathway between the Delaware and Susquehanna rivers.
Haverford Avenue1703Marked Haverford and Merion Ave. through the 1920 atlas; connected the Merion (1695) and Haverford (1700) meeting houses. In the early 20th century its course beyond Narberth was renamed Wynnewood and Eagle roads.
N. Wynnewood Avenue1871Named for Thomas Wynne, William Penn's physician. When the Pennsylvania Railroad line expanded to 4 tracks in 1879, it was extended beyond the tracks through an underpass.
Rockland Avenue1877Read a brief history of Rockland Ave.
N. Narberth Avenue1877Extension of Old Gulph dates to Edward Price's sub-division of his farmland; renamed Narberth Ave. by John Ridgway by 1888.
E. Wynnewood Road1879
Price Avenue1881Named for landowner Edward Price and family, 1683 Welsh Quaker settlers. Appears with Price's development of his farm.
Windsor Avenue1888
Iona Avenue1888The "I" street in the Narberth Park development.
Hampden Avenue1888The "H" street in the Narberth Park development.
Grayling Avenue1888The "G" street in the Narberth Park development.
Forrest Avenue1888The "F" street in the Narberth Park development. Spelled Forrest or Forest?
N. Essex Avenue1888The "E" street in the Narberth Park development.
Dudley Avenue1888The "D" street in the Narberth Park development.
Conway Avenue1888The "C" street in the Narberth Park development.
Woodbine Avenue1889
S. Narberth Avenue1889
Sabine Avenue1889
S. Essex Avenue1890Named Thomas Ave. on 1896 map, after William Thomas, on whose former estate it was built.
Maple Avenue1890Named Readrah Ave. on 1896 map
Woodside Avenue1890
Elmwood Avenue1890
Elm Terrace1896
Station Circle1896Named in 1950 census.
Wayne Avenue1900
Merion Avenue1900
Grove Place1900
Chestnut Avenue1900Its western block was part named Hillslope Ave. on the 1896 map, part of C. W. Macfarlane's southside development. Extended as Chestnut Ave. in 1899 Narberth Grove Plan.
Meeting House Lane1913Extension into Narberth of the street running beside Merion Friends Quaker Meetinghouse.
Stuart Avenue1913
Narbrook Park1915
Wynnewood Court1919
Williams Avenue1919
Stepney Place1919Named for attorney Albert Stepney Letchworth, father-in-law of F. M. Justice, through whose property it was laid. Letchworth lived here in the 1900 census.
Shirley Road1919
Lantwyn Lane1924
Wynnedale Road1926
Shirley Circle1926
Shady Lane1926
Homewood Avenue1926
Berkley Road1926The "B" street in the Narberth Park development was mapped to start from Haverford Ave., but the intervening Narberth Park and Narbrook developments curtailed its length.
Beechwood Lane1926
Barrie Road1926Named after George and Renee Barrie, on whose estate the street was constructed. The Barrie house stands in 2021 at 206 Price Avenue.
Brynwood Manor1927
Langdon Lane1946Previously the property of Langdon Lee.
Country Lane1953
Narwyn Lane1960
Wynnedale Circle1970
Hansen Court1976The neighborhood had previously been Hansen's Nurseries.
Foxhall Lane1985