History of Belfield
by Sarah Logan Wistar Starr


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1934 booklet about this estate, now part of the LaSalle University campus, in Philadelphia's Olney section. Belfield and Little Wakefield still exist, as do remnants of the Belfield's gardens, which are on a steep hillside in the Wingohocking Creek valley, overlooking a section of Belfield Avenue (beneath which the creek now flows in a large sewer). In the early 19th century Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale lived on the estate.



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