PBS recently dubbed Fairmount Park as one of the 10 parks that changed America. And rightly so: It was formerly established in 1867 and today is a massive 4,100-acre park in Philly. That makes it five times larger than New York's Central Park.
But before Fairmount Park became the green goliath it is today, much of its land was privately owned and served as a summer oasis for well-to-do Philadelphians who built country villas all along the Schuylkill River. Here are 15 historical photos of the beautiful homes that still stand within the park today.
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