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Christmas Around the World at the Baldwin-Reynolds House

The Meadville Garden Club will be presenting Trees of Christmas 2016 in full splendor. This year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World.”

Alfonso Fugagli Crawford County PA Artist
The Crawford Weekly Messenger Meadville PA
The Diamond in 1840 by Sherman Day

The Early Days of Meadville’s Diamond Park

The Tarr Mansion in Meadville is located along Diamond Park, however, the park wasn’t always so beautiful as it is today.

Crawford County Estates in the Downton Abbey Era

The “Downton” Era (1910s and 1920s) was a time or expansion of ideas, but for a tightening of funds in large manors, or, in the case in America, smaller landed estates. “The Terrace,” as it was called in Meadville, was the undisputed millionaire’s row of the city which, along with upper Chestnut Street and a few smaller neighborhoods interspersed throughout town, boasted the Huidekoper, Reynolds, Magaw, Boileau, and Shryock families. Many of these homes were estates in their own right, the Reynolds family (of the Baldwin-Reynolds House) owned land adjoining Bentley Hall at Allegheny College down to French Creek and […]