Green Ridge, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Green Ridge, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Margo L. Azzarelli


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The honorable George Sanderson founded and developed Green Ridge, appropriately named for a green forested ridge in the middle of the Lackawanna Valley. The small village was incorporated into Scranton in 1866 and became home to many of the city's prominent doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and politicians, such as Edward Baker Sturges, the organizer of the first electric street railway, and US vice president Joseph Biden. Many large and beautiful mansions were built in Green Ridge, and some remain today as reminders of times gone by. Once only forest and farmland, Green Ridge has grown into one of the finest residential sections of Scranton.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738592312
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/28/2012
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 778,500
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Margo L. Azzarelli is a living historian and writer/researcher for Azzarelli Family Historical Productions. She serves as editor for the Taylor Historical Society and volunteers her time to the Lackawanna Historical Society, which provided many of the photographs that enhance the historical beauty shown in Images of America: Green Ridge.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Prominent Residents 9

2 Charity Hill 17

3 Faith and Religion 29

4 Industry and Business 37

5 Historical Mansions 51

6 Learning my ABCs 59

7 Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 63

8 Welcome to the Neighborhood 81

9 Political Road 119

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