Within Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Gladwyne is a suburban community that is home to about 4,000 residents. Originally settled by Welsh Quakers beginning in 1682, Gladwyne was known as “Merion Square” up until 1891. Gladwyne is still a quiet, walkable country village, Lower Merion’s first town. It evolved at the intersection of the roads now called Youngsford and Righters Mill. The Merion Square Hotel, which is now the Old Guard House Inn, was built on land that was once part of a 250-acre tract of Welshman Richard Walter. It was built in three stages, the earliest dates from about 1810-1817, completely surrounded by farm land. Although there is no evidence that the building was in existence earlier, there is a legend that during the Revolution colonial troops stopped there to quench their thirst. The Merion Square settlement, in early years, became known as War Office because John Rawlins, a captain of a volunteer rifle company, recruited soldiers there for the War of 1812. Later, as the hamlet grew, a new owner, David N. Egbert, changed the village name to the less bellicose Merion Square. Egbert’s store later became Cornman’s, then a hardware store. Gladwyne is a contrived name and was probably first used by the Reading Railroad for its stop at Mill Creek to avoid confusion with other Merions in the township.
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