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Alden Place

Cornwall Boro, Lebanon County, PA

Alden Place is an active adult (55-plus) subdivision of townhomes and detached singles. circa 2006 by Alden Homes. Purchasers own their homes but lease the land. The community has an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, billiard room, library, and spa. Singles are 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths with 2-car garages and range from 1,700-2,500 sqft. of interior living space. Townhomes are 2 and 3 bedroom models ranging from 1,400-2,500 sqft. of living space.

Some Local History [1]

In 1732 William Penn's sons deeded this land to William Allen which was later acquired by Peter Grubb. Abundant iron ore deposits were found. The Cornwall Furnace was built by Grubb in 1737 and played a significant part during the American War for Independence. Forty-one cannons were cast there for the Continental Army. Cornwall was named by Peter Grubb in honor of Cornwall, England from where his father emigrated. Mining and iron production continued to thrive under the Coleman family ownership from 1798 through the late 19th century. Many of the charming sandstone homes and churches in the Lebanon-Cornwall area date back to the Coleman legacy and this prosperous era of the gilded age.

Alden Place is named after the majestic Alden Mansion located on the north side of the community. This historic property was designed by architect Stanford White and built by Robert Percy Alden in 1881. Mr. Alden, having acquired significant wealth in the iron industry, built the mansion as a wedding present for his son who was marrying one of the Coleman granddaughters.

  1. from the developer's promotional brochure, received February, 2009

Nearby Neighborhoods

Street Names
Alden Way • Bradford Circle • English Drive • Grant Circle • Great Hall Drive • Percy Lane • Stanford Drive • Villa Drive

Models / Floorplans: Alden, Bradford, Buckingham, Cheshire, Coleman, Hunderton, Lexington, Munroe, Sherman, Stanford, Tiffany, Tilton