He lived in three homes on E. Marthart Avenue. The last home he occupied, he built and was at 42 E. Marthart Avenue. He used a Sears Roebuck prefabricated cut and fitted kit to build the house.
Was elected Constable in Havertown and worked with Roy Blackburn, Justice of the Peace, in a collection business.
When the depression occurred, his workweek was cut in half. This allowed him the opportunity to open a store at 2126 Darby Road, Havertown in 1928 selling insurance and real estate with Joe Wilson.
That year, Joseph Wagner, Sr. died and Arthur G. Wagner, at the age of 18, took over the business. His brother, Joseph Wagner, helped out during the evening while attending Medical School. The two brothers served their country in World War II and their sister, Florence Wagner, and mother ran the office while they were away. During the war, the present building 2100-2104-2108 Darby Road came up for sale and the brothers purchased it with the help of their sister.
The company was incorporated, and in 1981, A. Graham Wagner, Jr. took over as President.
She rejoined the office and that was the beginning of Wagner Real Estate's presence in the new Hershey's Mill Adult Community.
Becoming "Coldwell Banker Arthur G. Wagner Inc."
His brother, Tyler Wagner, worked for Deloitte & Touche and Merrill Lynch for 2.5 years after graduating from Miami University in Ohio in 2002. Tyler joined Clay at Wagner Real Estate in 2004. Clay and Tyler quickly earned their Associate Broker licenses, being the 4th generation to work in the family real estate business.
The firm, with its local knowledge and experience in its prime market areas, Haverford Township, and the Hershey's Mill development, wanted to focus on providing more personalized service to these communities.
As the 4th Generation of Wagners to Own and Operate Wagner Real Estate. The "Inc." was also dropped from the name
On-site at Hershey's Mill to better serve our West Chester clients.
The well-known brokerage Joined Compass as the "Wagner Real Estate Group"
With over 125 years of expertise, Wagner Real Estate continues to serve the western suburbs of Philadelphia along with our 35 talented sales associates - all working hard to bring you home!
Enjoy some of the photos and advertisements we've been lucky enough to retain/maintain through the years highlighting Haverford Township's developmental beginnings.