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Strawberry Mansion, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)
     

Strawberry Mansion, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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by Allen Meyers
 

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A section of North Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion is nestled high on the banks of the Schuylkill River,
adjacent to the large expanses of Fairmount Park, with many wonderful venues such as Woodside Park. The area became the setting for America’s premiere Jewish Community in the 20th century, with over 50,000 inhabitants. Strawberry Mansion was the first

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A section of North Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion is nestled high on the banks of the Schuylkill River,
adjacent to the large expanses of Fairmount Park, with many wonderful venues such as Woodside Park. The area became the setting for America’s premiere Jewish Community in the 20th century, with over 50,000 inhabitants. Strawberry Mansion was the first Jewish suburb within an urban setting. Affectionately known as “the Mansion,” it was only a trolley car ride away from the South Philadelphia immigrant district. Jewish families migrated from one neighborhood to another as they advanced economically in American society during the early 1900s. By the mid-1950s, the decision to discontinue the once heavily traveled route #9 trolley car marked the decline and eventual demise of Strawberry Mansion as a Jewish enclave.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738502342
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
883,878
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author


A graduate of Gratz Hebrew College in Philadelphia, community leader and local historian Allen Meyers has presented lectures on Jewish neighborhoods in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey for more than 20 years. His second title in the Images of America series, Strawberry Mansion: The Jewish Community of North Philadelphia serves as a testament to the urban experience in American Jewish life.

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Strawberry Mansion, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O yeah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have u ever read much sci fi