Williamsport's Millionaires' Row, Pennsylvania (Postcard History Series)

Williamsport's Millionaires' Row, Pennsylvania (Postcard History Series)

by Thad Stephen Meckley


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Williamsport was once known as the lumber capital of the world, claiming to have more millionaires per capita living there than anywhere else in the world. Made fashionable by visionary Victorian-era entrepreneur Peter Herdic and his talented personal architect Eber Culver, Williamsport's West Fourth Street became the place to live and visit celebrities and socialites, including Annie Weightman Walker Penfield, the richest woman in the world in her day. These vintage postcards feature scenes varying from the lavish Victorian homes the nouveau riche built from the spoils of the bustling lumbermills and offshoot industries to the resplendent houses of worship where the rich and the poor stood side by side. Williamsport's Millionaires' Row records the pinnacle of Williamsport's wealth and glory days, highlighting the homes of the Millionaires' Row National Register Historic District.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738537979
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/01/2005
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,199,985
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Thad Stephen Meckley, an award-winning journalist, historian, preservationist, and Williamsport native, compiled more than 200 postcards to create this showcase of the golden years of the Victorian lifestyle in Williamsport.

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