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A Short History of Bryn Mawr, PA

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This article is brought to you by the personal injury lawyers in Bryn Mawr. Our legal team is excited to share with you the history of our community.

Brief History of Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr is a census-designated place of Pennsylvania. Located across the townships of Radnor and Haverford in Delaware County and Lower Meron Township in Montgomery County, it is near the center of the Main Line, a group of well-established Philadelphia suburban villages that stretches from the city limits to Malvern. The area was named after an estate belonging to Rowland Ellis near Dolgellau in Wales. Before 1869, it was known as Humphreyville. When the Pennsylvania Railroad's Main Line arrived in the area, it was railroad agent William H. Wilson who purchased the 283 acres of land that is now Bryne Mawr on behalf of the railroad. He also took the liberty of naming the land. As of 2010, the CDP has a population of 3,779 people.

Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital was founded in 1893 in the area of Bryn Mawr. The Pennsylvania hospital is part of the community-based not-for-profit health system Main Line Health. Located on South Bryne Mawr Avenue, it offers various specialized centers and programs like:

  • Bariatrics Center
  • Cancer Center
  • Comprehensive Breast Center
  • Orthopedic Center
  • Outpatient Imaging Center
  • TMS Center for depression
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The hospital is also in partnership with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, thus allowing them to offer specialized pediatric care.

Some of the recognition Bryn Mawr Hospital has received over the years are a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital and Top 100 Hospital by Thomas Reuters in 2011, one of the best hospitals in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report in 2011, and one of the highest performers on key quality measures by the Joint Commission in 2011. In 2010, the Society of Chest Pain Centers gave the hospital a Chest Pain Center Accreditation.

Glenays

Glenays is a historic home in Radnor Township. Although the property has the Bryn Mawr postal address, it isn't within the Bryn Mawr CDP. Also known as Leighton House, it was purchased in 1859 by Richard Roger Montgomery and Elisabeth Binney Montgomery, his wife. Built by Michael Erickson and designed by architect George Howe, the Italianate style three-story, stucco over stone building was built in three sections: 1859, 1890 and 1925. The estate was once the home of Archibald R. Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Biddle. In 1974, it served as the "Designers' Show House" for the Philadelphia Vassar Club. The house was left abandoned in 2017 and demolished in 2020. Today, the land has been subdivided for the construction of new homes. On December 27, 1977, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College is a women's private liberal arts college founded in 1885 as a Quaker institution. It is one of the Seven Sister Colleges – a group of elite, historic women's colleges in the U.S. – and part of the Tri-College Consortium.  It has a total enrollment of around 1,350 undergraduate students and 450 graduate students. The college was the first women's college to offer a Ph.D. education. Designed by notable landscape designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, its campus has been known to be one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. It has also been designated as an arboretum.

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Date Published: October 12, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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