This is something I have been curious about. I think I have mentioned it before- this abandoned neighborhood on Swedesford Road.
This neighborhood fascinates me. Time has stood still, someone must have bought it. Anyway it’s like a ghost town.
One of my regular readers wrote to me in an e-mail just now:
Those homes are the former staff homes for Church Farm School when it was run as a farm too.
The land behind them is part of the new 700 plus acre Chester County park whenever they make it useable.
It was part of the large development deal for Church Farm after the original developer (forgot name) lost money and bowed out.
The county park is another story. It’s been in ‘development’ for years. Apparently no money.
Meanwhile, a whole generation has grown up without being able to use it as a park.
Another Chester County boondoggle.
So I guess this was part of that Rouse deal back in the day then? So if municipalities own the park land, who owns these abandoned houses now?
Ok keep those e-mails and comments coming this is fascinating stuff!