Meehan's Monthly (volume 9, page 18) advertised the firm in this way:
"LANDSCAPE ENGINEERING - We are fully equipped to prepare and carry out plans for every branch of landscaping making new places remodeling and improving old ones planting grading draining roadmaking etc. Effective and artistic grouping of trees and shrubs and the arrangement of views is made a specialty. We have the ability the experience and every facility for doing the highest class of work at the least expense to our patrons. All work is under the supervision of our Mr. J Franklin Meehan. Correspondence solicityed. Advice given and estimates furnished."
Led by J. Franklin Meehan, the firm continued after Thomas Meehan's death in 1901. Among the many projects executed by the firm, the landscaping of Penny Packer Mills in Schwenksville, PA (1901), stands out. Their work extended beyond the Mid-Atlantic region with notable estates and parks in Raleigh, NC, and Charlottesville, VA.
By 1904 the firm had established an office in Pittsburgh, PA.
In 1916, as reported in The Modern Cemetery the firm split into two parts, with Thomas Meehan & Sons continuing in Gemantown and Mt. Airy under the administration of J. Franklin Meehan and S. Mendelson Meehan. The wholesale department located in Dresher, PA, was taken over by Thomas B. Meehan and his son Albert F. Meehan, and re-named the Thomas B. Meehan Company.
THANK YOU TO JANET SHERIDAN FOR SUPPLYING THE INFORMATION ON THIS FIRM.
Sandra L. Tatman.
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