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Views of Narberth Past

Artman estate, about 1920

Image source: Postcard by The Nomis Mfg. Co., Inc., 33 Union Square, New York City; collection of David M. Lockwood

Addresses in view: 209 N. Wynnewood Ave. (†1961)

modern view of the historical image seen from the same viewpoint

The name Elizabeth J. Artman appears on the 1913 and 1919 Narberth maps, the lake with its island from the 1919 through 1961 publications. From 1925 through the 1940s, the house was the Lakeview Apartments. The lake was drained and the stream, a branch of East Indian Creek, was piped underground in the early 1960s to make way for the Narwyn Lane development.

1925 newspaper ad for the Lakeview apartments

Philadelphia Inquirer March 22, 1925, page 3


The Lakeview

An Exclusive Modern Apartment

Wynnewood, Wynnewood Ave. & Winsor[sic] Road

THE ideal setting for those who enjoy the comforts of the city with suburban surroundings. A home for the man who appreciates the beauty of nature. THE LAKEVIEW is situated on top of a hill amid 4 acres of picturesque wooded lawns with winding paths whose natural beauty cannot be surpassed. Main Line of P. R. R. 19 minutes from Broad St. Station, 5 minutes from Narberth and Wynnewood stations.


  • Janitor Service
  • Refrigeration
  • Private Laundry
  • Garage Free
  • Maids' Quarters
  • Fireplace
  • Private Lockers
  • Tennis Court

Apartments of 3 Rooms with One Bath, to 8 Rooms with 3 Baths

There are only Six Apartments

$125 to $250 PER MONTH


The postcard's printer, the Nomis Mfg. Co., was in business 1915-30.