The Leedom Estates
|The original Leedom Estates in 1954. You can see|
the beginnings of Ridley Acres in the upper left.
Today's Instant House post explores a neighborhood that I'm
The area commonly referred to as "Leedom" is, in actuality, three separate post-WWII assembly-line-style developments--the Leedom Estates, Ridley Acres, and Nassau Village.
Westinghouse had a huge plant in this area of Delaware County (as did Boeing, Sun Ship, Bell Atlantic, etc.) and they needed housing for their workers. The general flight of people from Southwest Philadelphia wanting something new also helped fuel the housing boom (Levittown, anyone?). I've wanted to do a video blog for some time, so I thought focusing on a neighborhood I knew well (...all too well....) would help. See the short videos below on each of the three neighborhoods! Forgive my DWN (driving while narrating)...and yes, I should have rotated the iPhone horizontally...but that's for next time.
Leedom Estates Brochure and Photos
|Brochure for the Nantucket (the standard Leedom house).|
|I like the "check the extras" section.|
|An early photograph of a Nantucket.|
Nassau Swim Club History