history of Olney

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From four typewritten pages found at the librarian's desk at the Greater Olney branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 2002.02.19.

The name Olney became attached to the village at Old 2nd Street and Tabor Road (then known as Olney Road or Olney Lane), and later was extended to the section around Olney station at Mascher Street and Tabor Road, and finally to the shopping center around 5th Street and Olney Avenue, the modern straight-line thoroughfare. The modern name for the original crocked Olney Road is Tabor Road for the station Tabor, opened in 1873 to serve the Jewish Hospital. Much of the land in Olney was occupied by the George Wentz Pleasant Valley Farm. One of the streets in Olney is Wentz Street named for this farm. The Champlost mansion, near 2nd Street and Olney Avenue, was bought by a George Fox in 1743 and named in honor of the French count who saved his life by first-aid treatment.




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