Victorian Homes a Farmers Market a Theater Symphony Orchestra and a 350-year old Tree
The Borough of Lansdowne is located 6 miles – 10 km – southwest of Center City Philadelphia in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The 1.2 square mile borough is primarily residential with a commercial center near a railroad stop, established in the early 1900s, near the intersection of Lansdowne Avenue and Baltimore Pike.
Lansdowne was once a vacation resort for residents of Philadelphia. People traveled by rail and horse to relax in the borough’s Victorian homes. Many of the homes have since been turned into multiple-dwelling apartments. Lansdowne is trying to preserve the integrity of its lovely, big homes. It is home to numerous arts organizations, including the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, Celebration Theater, the Lansdowne Folk Club, and the Lansdowne Arts Festival.
The Farmers Market runs on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, between Memorial Day and Halloween
Every Market features an Artist and a Musician of the Week, which opens the event to the local arts and culture community as well as live entertainment and new handcrafted products. Special events include three Community Days, during which extra spots are opened to local organizations, businesses, and private citizens for promotion and sales along with a Kid-centric Day and a Dog Day.
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Several historic buildings are in the community, including a movie theater and clubhouse, and two areas on the National Register of Historic Places: Lansdowne Theater, the Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne, the Henry Albertson Subdivision Historic District and Lansdowne Park Historic District.
A Quaker community and a Friends’ Meeting House are located on Lansdowne Avenue. Also, Scottish weavers lived and worked here during the 19th Century; their houses are still in existence.
Lansdowne is home to a 350-year-old sycamore tree one of the largest in Pennsylvania.
Gladstone Manor dates from the 1920s; it was designed to have the appearance of a small English village. The neighborhood, affectionately known as The Manor by its residents, is located at the western end of Lansdowne.