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Llanerch in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Llanerch Car Barn

 
 
The Llanerch Car Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 24, 2017
1. The Llanerch Car Barn Marker
Inscription.

Inside the Llanerch Power Station, Wilbur Hall photographed workers waiting to shovel coal into the massive boilers powering the Hamilton Corliss steam engine [photo at top left]. Electricity generated here to run the trolleys also lighted many local homes and street lamps. In an ironic twist, the coal was delivered to the traction company by its rival, the Pennsylvania Railroad. Service to West Chester was provided until 1959. The buildings and water tower stood along West Chester Pike until 1972.

[Photo caption] A Bird's Eye View of Llanerch

This 1920's aerial photograph, taken by Victor Dallin, shows the Llanerch car barn, the site of Llanerch Crossing Park as well as homes in Llanerch. Can you find your house?

1. Llanerch Car Barn and Power Plant
2. Coal Yard
3. Pennsylvania Railroad Station
4. Toll House & Station
5. Llanerch Firehouse
6. Llanerch Presbyterian Church
7. St. Andrew's Methodist Church
8. Llanerch School

Photo courtesy of the Hagley Museum and Library

[Bottom left photo caption reads]
Offices of the Philadelphia and West Chester Traction Company, Llanerch car barn, power station and water tower circa 1900. Current site of Kohl's Department Store.
Photo from the Wilbur Hall collection.
 
Erected

Photo on The Llanerch Car Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Victor Dallin, March 24, 2017
2. Photo on The Llanerch Car Barn Marker
2007 by the Haverford Township Historical Society and the Citizens of Haverford Township.
 
Location. 39° 58.162′ N, 75° 17.864′ W. Marker is in Llanerch, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3) and Darby Road, on the right when traveling west on West Chester Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Llanerch Crossing Park, Havertown PA 19083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Birth of Llanerch (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Llanerch Crossing (a few steps from this marker); Abraham L. Pennock (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Haverford Friends Meeting (approx. 1 miles away); Thomas Garrett (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dr. George Smith (approx. 1.8 miles away); Collen Brook Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Joushua Humphrey (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Llanerch.
 
Also see . . .
1. Philadelphia and West Chester Traction Company Collections. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Philadelphia and West Chester Traction 78. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Philadelphia and West Chester Traction 85. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Llanerch Crossing Park, Markers, and Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 24, 2017
3. Llanerch Crossing Park, Markers, and Mural

4. Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co. #76 and #80 at Electric City Trolley Museum. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Philadelphia Suburban Transit "Red Arrow Line" #76 at Electric City Trolley Museum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2017
4. Philadelphia Suburban Transit "Red Arrow Line" #76 at Electric City Trolley Museum
Llanerch Crossing Park Dedication Paver image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Llanerch Crossing Park Dedication Paver
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 28, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on April 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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