History – Late 19th Century
The Late 19th Century
Residents cultivated about half the land and the rest remained forest. This was truly a rural countryside. The transition from rural to suburban was well underway and it fostered by the growth of streets, railroads, and other forms of transportation.
- Canterbury and Cloverhill was laid out into 35 lots.
- The Colonnade now occupies the tract that was labeled, the A. Gaddes Estate.
- Along Stony Run a millrace provided power for the Paradise Mill.
- A narrow-gauge railroad ran along the Stony Run.
- A quarry was close to Merryman’s Lane.
- Along Melrose (now Canterbury) were six small farms and about twenty houses and outbuildings.
- Half-dozen large mansions existed along Charles Street north of Merryman’s Lane.