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This photograph from the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Archives appears to show women heading to the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession held in Washington, D.C., in protest of the lack of voting rights … more
This April 1940 photograph shows Alessandra Cartelli’s mother and sister, Rose and Louise Cartelli, before boarding the ship to Philadelphia to join Pietro Cartelli. By Molly Murphy Anyone who … more
This circa 1924 photograph shows a large outcrop of Wissahickon Schist being quarried in the 7500 block of Germantown Avenue, later the site of the Trolley Car Diner. Vito Benvenuto of Benezet … more
SEPTA’s “Lifeline” map of Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy is shown here, with lines in operation highlighted, as well as the locations of “life-sustaining” businesses. By Alex … more
This photograph from the April 26, 1990, Chestnut Hill Local shows John Story Jenks School teachers and students celebrating the 20th anniversary of Earth Day by planting a flowering crabapple tree. … more
One of the Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment’s most well-known activities was its annual bazaar, which included a quilt raffle. Started in 1983, this raffle continued as an annual tradition for … more
Garden at Foxlea By Shirley Hanson You may know the property in Springfield Township as “The English Village.”  It is a 4-1/2 acre portion of what was a 31-acre estate called “Lane’s … more
This photograph (circa 1950) shows the store window at Robertson’s Flowers when it was still located at 8339 Germantown Ave. The business would relocate to 8501 Germantown Ave. in 1952, where it … more
A view of a meticulously-maintained eased property. (Photo by Kevin Hughes) by Kevin Hughes Chestnut Hill is a unique and beautiful place. Known for its open spaces, mature trees, exceptional … more
This postcard photograph shows Highland station as it appeared before the railroad crossing at Highland and Seminole Avenues – visible in the foreground – was removed in 1918. (Photo courtesy of … more
In the late 19th century, many mills once standing along the Wissahickon Creek were purchased and demolished by the City of Philadelphia to protect the city’s water supply. The Houston and … more
(Photo by Kevin Hughes) by Kevin Hughes Look around Chestnut Hill and you will undoubtedly notice a common theme: beautiful, architecturally-significant buildings framed by stately, manicured lawns. … more
by Leah Silverstein On Friday, Oct. 4, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy is presenting the third annual Night of Lights. Designed to immerse visitors in the ongoing story of Chestnut Hill, this … more
View of the Philadelphia Cricket Club from Willow Grove Avenue, circa 1912 (Photo courtesy of the Chestnut Hill Conservancy) by Lori Salganicoff This week, we are diving into the Conservancy’s … more
Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop's (from left) Rosemary Duffy, Dan Weiss, John Ingersoll and Dan Moore in 1986. by Alex Bartlett In 2007, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy (then the Chestnut Hill Historical … more
Rear yard area of homes on Winston Court in Chestnut Hill. by Peter Saylor, FAIA Recognized as a National Historic District, Chestnut Hill has been described by David Contosta and Carol Franklin in … more
The lake and promenade at Chestnut Hill Park. by Alex Bartlett, Archivist, Chestnut Hill Conservancy As the month of June draws to a close, it is signal for many that summer has arrived. Many will … more
Joseph Van Sciver III and Conservancy president Eileen Javers survey his conserved land in one of his antique cars. (Photo by Lori Salganicoff) by Kevin Hughes Chestnut Hill is one of the region’s … more
by Shirley Hanson, Chestnut Hill Conservancy A few weeks ago, a three-bedroom stone house on Navajo Street sold for “close to the highest dollar per square foot in Chestnut Hill.” There was … more
Chestnut Hill East line grade crossing at Mermaid Lane as it appeared in 1929, just before the crossing was eliminated. The house at 206 E. Mermaid Ln. is visible to the right. (Photo courtesy of … more
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