Rosemont, Pennsylvania

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Rosemont, Pennsylvania
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The main building at Rosemont College
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Rosemont, Pennsylvania
Location of Rosemont in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°01′24″N75°19′51″W / 40.02333°N 75.33083°W / 40.02333; -75.33083 Coordinates: 40°01′24″N75°19′51″W / 40.02333°N 75.33083°W / 40.02333; -75.33083
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
Counties Montgomery
Townships Lower Merion
Elevation
341 ft (104 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
19010
Area code(s) 610

Rosemont is a neighborhood in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on the Pennsylvania Main Line. It is located in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County. It is best known as the home of Rosemont College.

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Rosemont is served by its own stops on both the Paoli/Thorndale Line of SEPTA Regional Rail and the Norristown High Speed Line.

The community of Garrett Hill is in Radnor Township and in the Rosemont section.

History

The Joseph Sinnott Mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. [1]

The neighborhood of "Beaupre" in Rosemont was once the 200-acre estate of the same name, built for Alexander Cassatt's son, Robert. The original mansion still stands and is part of Rosemont Presbyterian Village, and the original French iron gates flank entrances from Conestoga Road and South Ithan Avenue.

The Anglo-Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, dedicated in 1894, is an example of Gothic Revival architecture on Lancaster Avenue in Rosemont North Door, Church of the Good Shepherd (Rosemont, Pennsylvania).jpg
The Anglo-Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, dedicated in 1894, is an example of Gothic Revival architecture on Lancaster Avenue in Rosemont

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Pupils living in the Radnor Township portion of Rosemont attend schools in Radnor Township School District, while students in the Lower Merion Township portion attend schools in the Lower Merion School District.

Until 1980, the Radnor Township, Delaware County portion of the community was served by Rosemont Elementary School, located in the Garret Hill neighborhood of the town. The Rosemont Business Campus now stands on the former elementary school site. Children in these neighborhoods are now bused to the Radnor Elementary School.

Private schools

Holy Child School at Rosemont (formerly Rosemont School of the Holy Child), located in Rosemont and in Lower Merion Township, is neither affiliated with nor governed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The school is adjacent to Rosemont College.

The Agnes Irwin School is located on Ithan Avenue in Rosemont. It is an all-girl, non-sectarian, day school for PreK-Grade 12 founded by Miss Agnes Irwin and her sister Sofie.

The Roman Catholic Saint Thomas of Villanova Parish run by the Augustinian Order also ran a parochial school, which closed in the 1980s, adjacent to their Rosemont chapel and serving the Rosemont community.

Colleges and universities

Rosemont College is in Rosemont on Montgomery Avenue at Curwen Road.

Parks

Rosemont is home to the following parks:

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References

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. July 9, 2010.