The slip and fall attorneys in Glenolden, PA, at Schuster Law, present the following details about the community and its historical landmarks.
The borough of Glenolden is located in the eastern section of Delaware County in Pennsylvania. Nearby towns include Folcroft, Norwood, Ridley Township, Darby Township, and Collingdale. The town covers 620.8 acres and has an elevation of 92 feet.
The land was initially explored by the well-known Henry Hudson as far back as 1609. Since then, it was attained by the following ownerships:
- the Swedes
- the Dutch
- the English
Following the Dutch being defeated, King Charles II of England included the area in a grant to William Penn. Penn then sectioned off portions of his land into the three counties. It was not until 1789 that Delaware County was established.
In the 1920s, the borough was not very receptive to Catholics. However, Monsignor Joseph A. Whitaker, the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, asked Father Orr to assume the duties of the pastorate in 1923. Father Orr had to rely on his family to buy a property off of Cooke Avenue because no one would sell the property to a Catholic priest. The site was 300 feet by 200 feet and had caught the eye of Father Orr. Mr. Metz, a cousin’s friend, helped him purchase the land. This plot of land was bought secretly.
Many residents responded to the idea of the Catholics attempting to build in the area by organizing a “buy-in” on the proposed site. This was where a buyer would purchase some of a larger section of land desired to be bought by someone else. This prevented the use of the remaining tract by the Catholic Church. John Metz claimed someone followed him every day in the summer of 1923 to find out the exact location of the property the church wanted. This allowed them to quickly “buy-in” and prevent the land from being used by the Catholic Church. Thanks to a friend who worked in the Deeds Department of the Delaware County Court, they attained a tract of land in August of 1923.
In 1926, ground broke on a new combination church and school building. This became the first Catholic High School in Delaware County and opened in 1927 with an initial enrollment of 146 students. Sadly St. George School closed in 2005 but had graduated as many as 2,761 students over the years.
The borough offers many dining options for its residents, such as:
- Shugar Shack Soul Food
- Terry’s Too
- All Town Pizza
- The Fainting Goat Bar and Restaurant
Residents can opt to attend public schools in the Interboro School District and the Upper Darby School District. Both districts serve other neighborhoods like Norwood, Prospect Park, and Tinicum Township. The schools zoned for the borough include:
- Walter M Senkow Elementary School – located on Lamont Avenue
- Glenolden Elementary School – located on North MacDade Boulevard
- Interboro Senior High School – located on 16th and Amosland Road in Prospect Park
The borough was home to 7,476 residents that created 3,058 households and 1,871 families in 2000. There was a decrease of 4.35 from 2000 to 2010, but from 2010 to 2020, the community saw an increase of 1.0%, bringing the population to 7,223. The racial demographics included the following:
- 86.9% White
- 8.5% African American
- 0.1% Native American
- 1.7% Asian
- 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
- 0.3% from other races
- 2.4% from two or more races
- 2.2% Hispanic or Latino
The average income per household within the borough was $41,189, and for a family, it was $48,648. Men averaged an annual income of $39,401 while women averaged $29,083.
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