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Views of Narberth Past

Essex & Montgomery NW corner, about 1905

Image source: Collection of the Lower Merion Historical Society

modern view of the historical image seen from the same viewpoint
27 Jul 2019

The photo faces west looking down Montgomery Avenue. 1900 maps show a group of wood frame buildings on the Lower Merion (right) side, gone in 1908 and under subdivision. A sign on the left, partially obscured by a tree, reads "Boarding Farm". It probably refers to the Libertyville farm where the "oldest house in Narberth" is located, on which John Kernan bred trotting horses.

looking down Montgomery Avenue towards Ardmore, crossroads of McCllenaghan Mill Road in forground, 2 1930-40s cars
The almost identical view in the 1940s. Source: Historical Society of Montgomery County; printed in Laura Beardsley, Historic Photos of the Main Line, p. 91