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Hotchkin, Samuel F. The York Road, Old and New. Philadelphia: Binder & Kelly, 1892., p. 116

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Project name: Cheltenham Academy
Project types: school

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OLD YORK RD near WASHINGTON LN, and CHELTEN AVE
Philadelphia, PA

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"21 years ago a prepatory school for boys was opened in one of the old Shoemaker mansions in Shoemakertown (now Ogontz) by Rev. Samuel Clements, D. D. THe first bldg. occupied by the school is still standing and is known as Ivy Green. It has been purchased recently by Mr. Geo. Fox who intends to improve the property, still allowing it to retain the appearance & features of a colonial homestead. Ivy Green was not well adapted to the purposes of the school, which, in 1872, was removed to Norwood on the summit of the Chelton Hills, about 3/4 a mile west of the Old York Rd, at the corner of Washington Lane & Chelten Ave. This site, the country seat of the late Maurice L. Hallowell, was all that could be desired & was settled upon as the permanent home of the Cheltenham Academy. Here amid such surroundings & enjoying such advantages as are possessed by very few institutions of its kind, the good doctor carried out for nearly 17 years his well defined ideas in the training of young men & boys, and left at his death in 1888 an institution which is a fitting memorial... Shortly after the death of Dr. Clements the school property was purchased by Mr. John Calvin Rice, an educator of wide experience, under whose management the Academy has been a continued success..."

 

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