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Ambler by Frank D Quattrone
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Ambler, a working-class town located fifteen miles north of Philadelphia, boasts some of the grandest homes in Montgomery County. Its evolution is rooted in the mills that sprang up along the Wissahickon Creek in the 1680s. Ambler entered the industrial age when the North Penn Railway pushed through in the 1850s. In 1856, a catastrophic head-on train collision killing fifty-nine created the heroine Mary Ambler, whose generous ministrations to the wounded caused the railroad in 1869 to rename its Wissahickon station in her honor. But it was Philadelphia manufacturers Henry G. Keasbey and Richard V. Mattison who changed Ambler's character forever. When they relocated their business to Ambler in 1881, it became the asbestos capital of the world. Ambler captures the lasting legacy of Mattison's thriving company town, with its array of fanciful and simple homes, churches, shops, and cultural institutions.

Author Biography

Frank D. Quattrone, an editor at Montgomery Newspapers, has written extensively on the history of Montgomery County. He worked closely on this book with the Wissahickon Valley Historical Society, as well as individual photograph collectors.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Arcadia Publishing
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