Lindenwald Ave., Ambler, PA
There's a street
I love to walk down;
I find it dreamy.
#1 Lindenwald Terrace
It is tucked away in a little suburban town,
and when I am there I forget suburbia exists.
Instead, I am captivated with the homes.
#5 Lindenwald Terrace
For me it has to do with the
architectural detail and history.
I'm such a sucker for those two combined.
They'll get me every time.
Now home of The Villa, previously St. Mary's Villa,
provider of services for abused and neglected youth.
The place: Lindenwald Terrace, Ambler, PA
The history: Keasbey and Mattison Co.
#3 Lindenwald Terrace
In 1881, Keasbey and Mattison Co. moved to Ambler, PA.
This had a huge impact on the development of Ambler:
they were the main employer;
Mattison built a castle like home he named Lindenwold;
and homes for their executives and employees.
These homes all share a distinctive architectural style
and define the homes in most of Ambler.
#8 Lindenwald Terrace
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What made this company successful
was also an unknown curse in the making.
Mattison discovered how to make asbestos stick to piping
by mixing it with milk of magnesia.
The company became a major asbestos manufacturer
and left Ambler with a Superfund Site in their aftermath.
But Mattison was long gone by the time
the dangers of asbestos became known.
#4 Lindenwald Terrace
Much of the asbestos has been treated,
but you can still find areas in town fenced off with warning signs.
I am much happy dreaming about Lindenwold Ave.,
than thinking about the asbestos issues.
#6 Lindenwald Terrace
I love this place
and have posted previously:
Behind the Castle Walls, photos of Lindenwold Castle interior.
Lindenwald Terrace in Winter
I'll be touring the castle again shortly
and will have new photos to share.
The property is for sale
and I want to capture the beauty before it is
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