|Baldwin Reynolds Home & Estate|
Many of these homes were estates in their own right, the Reynolds family (of the Baldwin-Reynolds House) owned land adjoining Bentley Hall at Allegheny College down to French Creek and the Huidekoper family once claimed ownership of much of the upper Chestnut area, Grove Street being named after a large orchard and forest in that location connected to their properties.
The 1910s and 20s, however, amid the First World War, the Jazz Era, and and expansion in the middle class in Crawford County due to Talon and other manufacturing, was the end of the great estates of Crawford County, PA. Houses in Meadville and Titusville alike were losing staff to industrial positions and losing ground to new housing as it was sold off to maintain the way of life the families in these houses were accustomed to.
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