Haverford College began as a preparatory school founded by the Orthodox members of the Society of Friends who purchased a farm to expose their children to the agricultural life of their ancestors. Like Swarthmore ( DE28), much of the character of the campus is in the splendid grounds, with its skating pond on the Montgomery County border juxtaposed against tree-lined College Lane with its splendid row of faculty houses that stands in review at the entrance (before 1900, Cope and Stewardson, Walter Price, and others). The grounds were laid out by English gardener William Carville, whose greater regional importance may have been the introduction of cricket to the college and thus to the Main Line. The cricket pitch in front with Walter Price's shingle cricket pavilion of 1904 reveals the regional affection for things English.
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