[Terry: The Pink house right past the bend of Harvard Avenue after it passes the Strathhaven Inn is where I grew up. I never knew there was a whole damn lake there. Also, and fairly accidentally, a number of the Lieper Mills were either in partnership or in competition with mills owned by the Irving family. ]
History of Activity on Little Crum Creek
Leiper’s enterprise stretched all the way down Crum Creek to its meeting with Little Crum Creek, just downstream of Leiperville (presently Crum Lynne).
This is a good place to start tracking the history of Little Crum Creek as we travel geographically upstream.
In 1797, Caleb Davis and Isaac Culin together built a saw mill and water-works at the confluence of Crum and Little Crum Creeks. Here they built a dam and channeled a race from Little Crum Creek to feed the mill. For all this effort, the short-lived enterprise was sold in 1806, changed hands a few times, and was abandoned by the middle of the 19th century (Ashmead 743).