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Paperback Suburb in the City: Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia, 1850-1990 Book

ISBN: 081420581X

ISBN13: 9780814205815

Suburb in the City: Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia, 1850-1990

(Part of the Urban Life and Urban Landscape Series)

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In Suburb in the City, David Contosta tells the story of how Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, once a small milling and farming town, evolved to become both a suburban enclave for wealthy Philadelphians and a part of the city itself. In 1854, the railroad connected Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill and the village was annexed by the city. Attuned to the romantic currents of the age, the wealthy men and women who moved to Chestnut Hill believed that the village's...

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