Less than a hundred years after the crack of Patriot muskets reverberated through Fort Washington, the area grew into a thriving summer resort, and was well on its way to becoming an early Philadelphia suburb. As a playground for elite Philadelphians before the end of the nineteenth century, Fort Washington became the location for lavish summer homes and year-round estates. The popularity of the area continued to increase, and soon a thriving middle class developed, changing the face of Fort Washington and producing dozens of grand Victorian homes that survive to this day.
A Brief History of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania: From Farmland to Suburb, by local historians Lewis and Trudy Keen tells the story of Fort Washington that few know. Drawing on a wealth of original documents, this look at Fort Washington’s colorful past provides an accessible account of the people, events, homes and businesses that have made this area of Pennsylvania a prosperous and vibrant community.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Husband and wife author team Trudy and Lewis Keen are retired history teachers in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Keens are a driving force in the history community of Fort Washington, and have published a number of articles about the area’s past. This is their second book.