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The Charming History of Rose Valley, PA

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The sexual assault lawyers in Rose Valley, PA, have sponsored this article to offer you insightful information about the area.

Rose Valley is a small, historic borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The quaint area spans 0.73 miles and hosts a population of approximately 913 residents. The borough is a unique community known for its values of honesty, transparency, and accessibility.


In 1901, Rose Valley was founded as an arts and crafts community. At the time, Will Price bought eighty acres in the name of the Rose Valley Association from the bankrupt estate of Antrim Osborne.

Price created the Arts and Crafts movement with the vision of “the art that is life.” He envisioned a community where "the tiniest cottages may be built side by side with a more spacious neighbor."

With the financial support of wealthy liberal Philadelphians interested in social reform, the Rose Valley Association set to be an association of shops to manufacture handcrafted items.

The Rose Valley Association

The Rose Valley Association rented space to local shops. Any work that met the Association’s standards was stamped with the Rose Valley seal - a wild rose superimposed by a 'V' and circled by a buckled belt to symbolize fellowship.

​From its origins, the Association faced a plethora of financial problems. Despite the beautiful work that local artisans created, the commercial aspect of the experiment was not a success. Only three shops were established within the first five years and by the end of the decade, the association was forced to sell the majority of its assets to pay off its debt.

Despite the commercial aspect being unsuccessful, the social element took off. Rose Valley was appealing to residents who saw an opportunity to use their creative talents in their environment.
Residents began to host community events such as picnics, swimming parties, canoeing parties, and baseball games.

The Guild Hall, an important and influential building, created from the work of 20th-century architect Robert Venturi, was kept to host concerts, plays, and dances. The community quickly became bonded over designing sets, productions, making costumes, printing programs, and acting.

The impacts of the Arts and Crafts movement are still present today. In the charming borough of Rose Valley, there are many descendants of the original artists and artisans. Additionally, there is still a strong presence of the architectural style of William Price.

By 1923, the 250 residents of Rose Valley petitioned the Court of Quarter Sessions to establish a Borough. The petition was approved on December 23, 1923, which created a separate municipality.

​On July 19, 2010, multiple buildings in the borough of Rose Valley were listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rose Valley Artists

  • Elenore Plaisted Abbott: Nationally known illustrator, designer, and artist
  • C. Yarnall Abbott: Photographer and Author, husband of Elenore Abbott
  • F. Townsend Morgan: WPA artist
  • Margaret Scott Oliver: Actress and Playwright
  • Alice Barber Stephens: Artist
  • Horace Traubel: Poet, Executor of Walt Whitman's estate

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Date Published: May 12, 2021
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