Ury House -- 1910

Thirty years ago [1910] Ury house was fashionably gay. There were frequent receptions to the four then-debutante daughters of the late Joseph Ury Crawford, one of Pennsylvania Railroad's top engineers and builder of the first railroad in northern Japan.

A constant stream of visitors made the 23 rooms echo with life, and the likenesses in oil of genteel ancestors in raftered Swedes' Hall and elsewhere smiled fondly down upon them all.
Manning Smith, "Sisters in Historic Mansion Hold Off Invaders" (Philadelphia Record, 1940.01.29.




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