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Wheelock family papers, 203 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, Pa.

 Collection — othertype: RG7-025
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-025

Scope and Contents

The collection contains publications relating to the house at 203 Park Avenue in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and Wheelock family memorabilia including a family tree and photographs

Dates

  • Creation: 1904-ca. 1980

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

203 Park Avenue was designed by William E. Jackson (1857-1930) who maintained an office with Wilson Eyre. It was built in 1904 for Rebecca P. Beistle, widow of Joseph N. Beistle who died in 1898. Their children attended Swarthmore College. Mrs. Beistle sold the house before 1920, and she and daughter rented in Swarthmore. Louis Ward Wheelock and his first wife Blanche Toulon Wheelock purchased 203 Park Avenue, and it remained in the Wheelock family until 1979.

Louis and Blanche had three children: Louis Ward, Jr., Blanche, and Hope. Wheelock worked for Stephen F. Whitman Company and died in 1950. After the death of Blanche in 1928, he married a second time to Marie A. Creamer. She died in 1976, and David Ffrench, Sr., purchased the house from Marie Creamer Wheelock's sister in 1979.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains publications relating to the house at 203 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and Wheelock family memorabilia including a family tree and photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Ffrench, Jr. and David Ffrench, Sr., Acc. SHS 2012.002

Related Materials

Swarthmore Historic Resources Survey, 2002. RG7/Reference: Park Avenue.

Title
Wheelock family papers, 203 Park Avenue
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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