Gibbons Home (Springfield, Pa.)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Gibbons family were Quakers in the Chester County / Delaware County area. They were heavily involved in philanthropic work, donating funds for a Sunday School to Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, and founding the Gibbons Home. This collection is composed of Gibbons family images--portraits of individuals, travel photos, and prints/photos of residences, among others. Card photos, tintypes, a few loose color photographs, and others are found in this collection.
Dates: 1880 - 1987
Overview The Gibbons Home was a residential home in Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pa., for elderly women of limited income. It was established in 1918 by the will of Sallie P. Gibbons, the last survivor of a family which had local Quaker roots. The Home was finally opened in the family house on Baltimore Pike in 1940. The house was torn down in 1970 to make way for a mall, and the Gibbons Home moved to a new building on Lincoln Avenue in Springfield. In 2000 the assets of the Home were...
Dates: ca.1880-ca.1987 (bulk: 1892-1969)