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Glenside is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Cheltenham and Abington townships of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is bounded by the Abington Township neighborhoods of Abington, Ardsley, North Hills and Roslyn to the north, Jenkintown to the east, Qyncote to the south, and Laverock and the Cheltenham Township section of North Hills to the west. The area borders Northwest Philadelphia and is about six miles from Center City, Philadelphia. As of the 2010 census, it has a population of 8,384 people and a total area of 1.3 square miles. In 2019, Glenside was ranked number 37 in the best places to live in Pennsylvania, according to Niche.
Arcadia University is a four-year private university in Glenside. It was established in 1853 as the Beaver Female Seminary in Beaver, Pennsylvania. In 1872, it was given collegiate status and renamed Beaver College. In 1928, the school moved to its current campus after acquiring the Harrison estate in Glenside. The college was given university status in July of 2001 and changed its name to Arcadia University. Ranked among one of the "Best in the Northeast" in the Princeton Review's "202 Best Colleges" Region by Region," the university offers over 80 fields of study for its undergraduate programs, as well as master's programs, doctoral programs, and more than 130 international programs. The university has an enrollment of around 4,000 undergraduate, master's and doctorate students.
Grey Towers Castle is a historic building located on the campus of Arcadia University. Built in 1893 as William Welsh Harrison's estate, it was designed by Horace Trumbauer of the Gothic Revival architectural style, among many others. In 1929, the estate was purchased by Beaver College for $712,500. Today, that would equal $10,738,590. On February 14, 1980, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). On February 4, 1985, it was designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL).
Keswick Theatre is a local favorite recreational attraction in Glenside. The theatre was opened on December 24, 1928, as a vaudeville and movie house. The first film it showed was Glorious Betsy. Also designed by Horace Trumbauer, the theater was of the Tudor Revival style and featured 1,366 seats. In 1980, it was shut down and re-opened in 1981 as a live performance venue. It has hosted performances by artists like:
In 1985, the theater was closed again. In 1988, it was reopened under private ownership and fully restored by 1994. Since 2008, the theater has been owned by AEG Live. In 1983, it was listed on the NRHP.
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