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Overbrook Farms

On Overbrook Avenue between N. 59th Street and Upland Way, east of the Regional Rail line.

In Overbrook Farms, Overbrook Avenue between Upland Way and City Line Avenue.

In Overbrook Farms, railed porch on Wissahickon schist foundation, with red-brick chimney; Drexel Road between Upland Way & N. 59th Street.

Colorful Overbrook Farms, house between N. 59th Street and Drexel Road; the foundation is Wissahickon schist.

Iconic house in Overbrook Farms, northeast corner of Drexel Road at Upland Avenue; Wissahickon schist foundation, Norman Revival design by Horace Trumbauer.

Plan for Overbrook Farms

Overbrook Farms, an elite turn-of-the-20th-century suburban development notable for its curvilinear streets and late-Victorian and early-modern houses arose in the quadrant of 59th to 66th streets between City Line and Woodbine Avenues. The project involved more than 50 architects; its hallmarks were (and still are) spacious late-Victorian and early-modern houses arrayed on curvilinear streets.