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Dr. Isaac Starr, circa 1950. (Courtesy of the National Institutes of Health: Images from the History of Medicine.) by George McNeely As we are all learning “real time” about how to struggle … more
The main complex of Bryn Athyn Cathedral, constructed between 1913 and 1928. Editor's Note: In the time between the reporting of this piece and publication and the present, Bryn Athyn closed its … more
Part of the Single Sisters homes, constructed circa 1750. by George McNeely This writer has long wondered why Philadelphia seems to have mostly turned its back to the nearby, gritty foothills of the … more
The old post office building at 10 W. Gravers Lane will soon become the new home of Top of the Hill Orthodontics. more
by Michael Caruso Richard Raub. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, hosted the third in its season of “Five Fridays” recitals Feb. 7. The featured artists were the members of the Vera … more
The vast Lynnewood Hall, designed for Edwin North Benson, Sr. circa 1885 by Theophilus P.Chandler in High Victorian Gothic Revival style. Demolished in 1933. Photo courtesy of Perry Benson. This … more
The Benson family has lived in or near Chestnut Hill for some six generations, with many family members here today. Over those generations, they built or owned a number of interesting houses, … more
The Chestnut Hill Fire House (right) and Police Station, circa 1917. The Police Station was torn down in 1959. (Courtesy of the Archives at the Chestnut Hill Conservancy) by George McNeely The … more
The garden façade of Boxly, designed by Mantle Fielding, overlooking the relocated box hedges. Only part of the house survives today. by George McNeely Digging around in the rich history of Chestnut … more
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