The Millbrook Society

The Millbrook Society The Millbrook Society operates the Amy B. Yerkes Museum in the Hatboro Baptist Church on York Road. Weekly meetings are Weds 7:30-9:30 pm. All are welcome!
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In December some of Millbrook student interns from years past held their first reunion. We all had a great time catching...
02/06/2020

In December some of Millbrook student interns from years past held their first reunion. We all had a great time catching up and meeting new families.

Hatboro music program 1957
02/04/2020

Hatboro music program 1957

This is a picture of Macelhatten's lumber yard on norh west side of rail road across from Mr. Jims. It is now a parking ...
02/02/2020

This is a picture of Macelhatten's lumber yard on norh west side of rail road across from Mr. Jims. It is now a parking lot. Photo from 1969 we think.

Hatboro Crossing Guards from the 1960's.Photo was taken in old borough hall now police station, note picture behind the ...
01/30/2020

Hatboro Crossing Guards from the 1960's.Photo was taken in old borough hall now police station, note picture behind the ladies it is a painting (location now unknown) of the Battle of Crooked Blllet that hung in the council room. Can you name these ladies or know where painting is?

This was shared by one of our members. We are not sure of date photo was taken. Date in corner was for years the Willow ...
01/28/2020

This was shared by one of our members. We are not sure of date photo was taken. Date in corner was for years the Willow Grove Park was open. Anyone have ideas of date?

This is a then and now view of the house on the East side of Penn at Moreland Ave. View 1 is 1890 view 2 is 2019.
01/27/2020

This is a then and now view of the house on the East side of Penn at Moreland Ave. View 1 is 1890 view 2 is 2019.

This photo was taken during a memorial day parade in 1894. You can see the Rail Road House in left of photo along with H...
01/25/2020

This photo was taken during a memorial day parade in 1894. You can see the Rail Road House in left of photo along with Hatboro's Band. These men are Hatboro's Civil War Veterans.

More from NAS Johnsville. Training for space in 1960's. Not sure who is entering Fuge.
01/23/2020

More from NAS Johnsville. Training for space in 1960's. Not sure who is entering Fuge.

Early View of Willow Grove Park and entrance from 1940's
01/22/2020

Early View of Willow Grove Park and entrance from 1940's

Philadelphia in 1776 if you look at water front you will see Crooked Billet this was were Hatboro's Crooked Billet Inn t...
01/20/2020

Philadelphia in 1776 if you look at water front you will see Crooked Billet this was were Hatboro's Crooked Billet Inn took its name from.

Pennypack School 1st grade 1958-59 then 61-62 and 64-65. Can you find yourself or a friend? Remember the teacher?
01/18/2020

Pennypack School 1st grade 1958-59 then 61-62 and 64-65. Can you find yourself or a friend? Remember the teacher?

One of our viewers sent us the photo with car leading firemen in Hatboro and here we have posted one of the same event f...
01/16/2020

One of our viewers sent us the photo with car leading firemen in Hatboro and here we have posted one of the same event from our collection. Both were taken during same prade and from the exact location. There is some debate as to location. It is Hatboro and appears to be near where Byberry Rd and York meet. The right side of photos is North side of road and first house with bunting is John Lidey home. Thank all of you who share these with us as they enlarge our collection.

How many can remember getting coal delivery like this in Hatboro in the 50's?
01/13/2020

How many can remember getting coal delivery like this in Hatboro in the 50's?

View of flight-line at NAS Johnsville in 1960's showing PTV Neptune patrol plane.These were once a common sight over Hat...
01/09/2020

View of flight-line at NAS Johnsville in 1960's showing PTV Neptune patrol plane.These were once a common sight over Hatboro.

A early view of Hatboro Rail Yard vintage 1900.
01/06/2020

A early view of Hatboro Rail Yard vintage 1900.

Old Mill in 1930's
01/04/2020

Old Mill in 1930's

Ok folks here it is clues are in photo. Good guessing.
01/02/2020

Ok folks here it is clues are in photo. Good guessing.

01/01/2020

🎊🎉HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR FAITHFUL VIEWERS. OUR NEXT POST WILL BE A TEST. A TEST!!? YEP A TEST TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR. IT WILL BE OF SOMETHING THAT ISN'T THERE ANY MORE. HINT IT WAS WITHIN 5 MILES OF HATBORO WAS (TO OUR KNOWLEDGE ONE OF A KIND) NOT A BUILDING, NOR PERSON, OR A VEHICLE. NOW YOU TELL US WHAT,WHERE AND WHY! HAVE FUN.😉 WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW!!

This is a view of the old foundery building on the West side of Jacksonville Rd in the 1950's looking North now apartmen...
12/30/2019

This is a view of the old foundery building on the West side of Jacksonville Rd in the 1950's looking North now apartments in stove works complex.

Here are views of Orange Home in Hatboro between 1905-1915.
12/26/2019

Here are views of Orange Home in Hatboro between 1905-1915.

We need your help with the date of the Hatboro Holiday Parade?   Some clues it is before Victorian Village (2007-08 is w...
12/20/2019

We need your help with the date of the Hatboro Holiday Parade? Some clues it is before Victorian Village (2007-08 is when VV started ) is built, the parade is going north on York Road, the theme is Santa around the World. Does anyone know the year of the mustang car in the photo?

Maple Glen house and barn near Welsh, Limekiln & Norristown Rds sold and torn down about 1960
12/19/2019

Maple Glen house and barn near Welsh, Limekiln & Norristown Rds sold and torn down about 1960

Reiniger green houses on Byberry Ave 1943. Once the largest supplier of roses in the East. Now houseing development.
12/17/2019

Reiniger green houses on Byberry Ave 1943. Once the largest supplier of roses in the East. Now houseing development.

We are showing these two views together for obvious reasons The photo on top at one time was the Coach Works and just be...
12/15/2019

We are showing these two views together for obvious reasons The photo on top at one time was the Coach Works and just below to its right a one time Post Office just to the left in this photo you can see the the Hatboro Taxi stand which is in bottom photo by itself. These buildings were on East Side of South York Rd. and were taken between 1930 and 1959. Look at our post from December 11th to get better understanding of location.

Color Post Card of Hatboro in 1890. View is York Rd looking South from Monument Ave. Building on corner is now location ...
12/13/2019

Color Post Card of Hatboro in 1890. View is York Rd looking South from Monument Ave. Building on corner is now location Of Mc Donalds.

12/12/2019

Millbrook Student Interns - please RSVP by tomorrow for the Reunion 😁

This view on York Road is from 1910 East side looking North buildings include Garner building now home of VaporPhoxxe th...
12/11/2019

This view on York Road is from 1910 East side looking North buildings include Garner building now home of VaporPhoxxe then the old coach works and Post Office with milk wagon in front. Above Garner Building can be seen the Odd Fellows Lodge. York Road was still unpaved.

This is a photo post card from the 1940's. Val's Pottery Shed was on West side of South York Rd. between bridge and Lehm...
12/10/2019

This is a photo post card from the 1940's. Val's Pottery Shed was on West side of South York Rd. between bridge and Lehman Church. It later became Hatboro Flower Shop. Over the years Hatboro had many different post cards made of it that are very collectable now.

The original Church of the Advent on Byberry Road. Picture from 1900.
12/08/2019

The original Church of the Advent on Byberry Road. Picture from 1900.

The night Lehman Curch burned and the day after was a sad day in Hatboro. But the Church rose from the ashes and carries...
12/07/2019

The night Lehman Curch burned and the day after was a sad day in Hatboro. But the Church rose from the ashes and carries on a long tradition of service to Hatboro.

Genealogy hack I came acrossChristy
12/04/2019

Genealogy hack I came across
Christy

First Hatboro RR station in 1909. Thank you to those who have shown support those who would still like to please see our...
12/04/2019

First Hatboro RR station in 1909. Thank you to those who have shown support those who would still like to please see our privious post from yesterday.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR VIEWERS HERE IS A VIEW OF A GOOD IDEA THAT DID NOT WORK ALL THAT WELL IN THE 1950'S.🎄 SEEMS KI...
12/03/2019

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR VIEWERS HERE IS A VIEW OF A GOOD IDEA THAT DID NOT WORK ALL THAT WELL IN THE 1950'S.🎄 SEEMS KIDS WERE SCARED OF IT! IF YOU ENJOY OUR PHOTOS AND WISH TO HELP US IN OUR WORK TO KEEP HATBORO MEMORIES ALIVE PLEASE SUPPORT THE MILLBROOK SOCIETY BY JOINING AT THE VERY REASONABLE $18.00 A YEAR OR JUST REMEMBER US ON GIVING TUESDAY BY SENDING YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT TO THE MILLBROOK SOCIETY PO BOX 506 HATBORO, PA. REMEMBER YOUR STILL A HATTER NO MATTER WHERE YOU NOW MAY LIVE! OUR MEMBERS INCLUDE FOLKS FROM A SERVIVING ARMY OFFICER IN THE MID-EAST TO MANY HERE IN THE STATES COAST TO COAST. PLEASE HELP US HELP YOU REMEMBER OUR TREASURED PAST. THANK YOU ALL. THE STAFF OF THE MILLBROOK SOCIETY.

12/02/2019

Please RSVP to the reunion by 12/13. If you have any questions, please reach out to Christy McDuell

Blizzard of 1912 York Road looking North from Byberry Road.
12/01/2019

Blizzard of 1912 York Road looking North from Byberry Road.

Once the folks were an important part of Hatboro. Jamison's Drug Store had one of the last three soda fountains in Hatbo...
11/29/2019

Once the folks were an important part of Hatboro. Jamison's Drug Store had one of the last three soda fountains in Hatboro the others were in Shiles Drug Store aka later Parnell's and Burdick's.

Here is another view of York road this time looking South from Moreland Ave in early 60's during Christmas.
11/28/2019

Here is another view of York road this time looking South from Moreland Ave in early 60's during Christmas.

One the first Christmas Parades 1959 or 1960 shot taken from East side of York Road building is Fisher Building now site...
11/26/2019

One the first Christmas Parades 1959 or 1960 shot taken from East side of York Road building is Fisher Building now site of 7-11.

A.J Mc Kown Motors Street Road in Johnsville 1948.
11/24/2019

A.J Mc Kown Motors Street Road in Johnsville 1948.

At long last we have a photo of Walts Rest. Look past the truck in picture. Photo given to museum collection by Frank Ja...
11/21/2019

At long last we have a photo of Walts Rest. Look past the truck in picture. Photo given to museum collection by Frank Jarrett one of Millbrooks original members. He will be shareing more as he finds them.

Hatboro loves parades. Here is a photo of a baby parade from 1940. It was taken at York and Williams looking North East.
11/20/2019

Hatboro loves parades. Here is a photo of a baby parade from 1940. It was taken at York and Williams looking North East.

11/18/2019
This was located in the village of Davis Grove, Horsham Township now under the runway of the old Naval Air Station.
11/15/2019

This was located in the village of Davis Grove, Horsham Township now under the runway of the old Naval Air Station.

To all our viewers. The folks at the Union Library have this print and would like to know more about who did it and when...
11/14/2019

To all our viewers. The folks at the Union Library have this print and would like to know more about who did it and when. It was reframed but they could not dicipher the artists signature. The staff at Graeme Park did not know much. Can you help.

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32 North York Road PO Box 506
Hatboro, PA
19040

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Anyone know if the Public Spirit have an archve somewhere with old newspapers from turn of the century to 1940 or so.
Thank you, Millbrook for the latest magnet to put on my refrigerator along with the fourteen others you've given me over my thirty-plus years of Membership. I'm probably missing a few for the complete set. Can't wait for the "Second Hundred Years" program TBD.
I don't know Jack Brand, he passed away recently and I noticed he learned to fly at the Hatboro Airport. That airport was at one time located at Warminster and County Line Rds.
This is cute.
Any background info on the house at the corner of Norristown Road and York Road? Heard it was build in the 1700's, but not sure if that was the house or the partial building to the right of it. I would love to know its history!!
I HOPE SOMEONE IN THE TOWN OR COUNTY DO THEIR BEST TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY. IT MEANS SO MUCH 🙁
Are there any photos of the house which sat at the corner of York Road and County Line? I believe it was built by a bank president for his daughter? It was a boarding house before it was demolished and replaced by some townhouses.
Love seeing your historic photos of the area. Any info on the area known as Dawson Manor... Byberry off Betz Rd. Upper Moreland? Just curious. Know that the houses were built in 1955. I live in one of them. :)
Here is a close up of the original Tower at NAMU Johnsville . This was taken in 1943 . My mother was the first civilian female air traffic controller in the US Navy. She worked here until 1953.