W. & M. Herkness Real Estate Records, 1854-1941

Wayne Herkness (1882-1957) entered the real estate business within a few years of his father’s untimely death in 1899. During the 1920's, W. & M. Herkness, agents, was one of the largest and most influential real estate firms in the northern Philadelphia suburbs. While the firm brokered real estate transactions through the Philadelphia region, they were the primary country estate realtors and developers in eastern Montgomery County, developing projects such as Huntingdon Road (1921) or Cherry Lane (1920/21).