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Hotchkin, Samuel F. The York Road, Old and New. Philadelphia: Binder & Kelly, 1892., p. 205

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Project name: VERNON
Client name: Newbold, Mrs. John S.
Project types: dwelling

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OLD YORK RD near WASHINGTON LN
Philadelphia, PA

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Vernon was bought by Wm. Henry Newbold about 1850 of Dr. Edwin Schofield, who purchased it of Mr. Jenkins. The Jenkins homestead is quite an ancient stone bldg. the add. is in 2 parts which have different dates making a history of the family. It is an ample old mansion & looks very cosy & comfortable, and keeps up a thought of old times among its new neighboring dwellings. John S. Newbold heired the property & his estate owns it & the family resides there. Vernon was named by Wm. H. Newbold from Vernon in Burlington Co., NJ, which is a Newbold Property, and that took its name from a Newbold estate in England. This country seat lies on Washington Lane and is entered by an avenue running by the side of the Church of Our Savior. Jno. S. Newbold's estate contains a mansion house, which was built by 1 of the Jenkins family, perhaps Jesse Jenkins, who occupied it. Samuel Schofield became owner of the Newbold place, and on his death his son Edward heired it, and sold it to Wm. H. Newbold, father of the late John S. Newbold"

 

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