The western Main Line that passes through the middle of Delaware County became a region of large properties that shifted from gentlemen's farms to gentlemen's estates at the end of the nineteenth century. It was here that new money became old in houses designed by the premier architects of the age including Theophilus Parsons Chandler, Frank Furness, and, later, Horace Trumbauer. Many can be spotted by finding the large areas without roads that still remain on county maps.
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