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African American activist Layle Lane's LaCitadelle was here.

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African American activist Layle Lane's LaCitadelle was here.

Social activist Layle Lane (1893-1976) had a 30-acre estate here called LaCitadelle, adjacent to what is now the Our Lady of Czestochowa shrine property. I speculate that this address was the center of a parcel that was developed into tract housing. (Online, there are references that Lauterios Painting has an office here.). If anyone has more information, please comment below. There is now a historical marker for Lane at the corner of Layle Lane and Ferry Road. (I suppose Layle Lane Lane would have sounded awkward, but why not Layle Lane Road?) Lane ran a farm co-op here for underprivileged children from the 1930s to the 1950s. This information is from https://books.google.com/books?id=Az7xBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA164&lpg=PA164&dq=43+layle+lane+doylestown+activist&source=bl&ots=3GX9c5eVuv&sig=IslX_3j6GNgEs7P7vODLuTOC4oo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwik6PHA58rWAhVJllQKHYjbD14Q6AEIODAC#v=onepage&q=43%20layle%20lane%20doylestown%20activist&f=false -AND- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8sSwvg_-UA.

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Location: Private Residence , 43 Layle Lane, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901, United States
Listing Category: African American History, History, Homes, Lives or Lived Here, No Longer There, Plaques, Markers (real ones)
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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