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How Did East Falls Get Its Name?

June 28, 2016 | No Comments

July 1, 2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of East Falls! But how can that be, you ask: is it not well known that this neighborhood, once an independent town, goes back to the 17th century? But only as of 1916 did the Falls of Schuylkill become East Falls. When I (Steven Peitzman, EFHS board […]

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“The History of School House Lane: A Progress Report”

February 28, 2016 | No Comments

The East Falls Historical Society Presents an Illustrated Lecture  “The History of School House Lane: A Progress Report” David M. Breiner, Ph.D. Director of Architecture Program, Philadelphia University Monday March 21, 2016. 6:30 PM At the Falls of Schuylkill Library Midvale Avenue and Conrad Street Dr. Breiner has been working on a book about the School […]

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A representative “twin” on Midvale Avenue from the period 1910 – 1920, when the street was part of “Queen Lane Manor.”

A Talk and a Walk to Learn East Falls History and Architecture

September 29, 2015 | No Comments

New and longtime residents of East Falls can gain new understanding of their neighborhood by coming to one, or preferably both, programs of the East Falls Historical Society that will occur during the East Falls Festival. Steven Peitzman, a physician and historian with Drexel University, will offer a free illustrated lecture titled “Origins of Modern […]

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Queen Manor.Walking Tour


April 9, 2015 | No Comments

Philadelphia is a museum of architecture, full of notable structures from the late 1600s to the present day. Virtually every neighborhood contains interesting buildings, bridges, or streets. Philadelphia architects such as William Strickland, Thomas Ustick Walter, Frank Furness, Wilson Eyre, Louis Kahn, and Robert Venuti/Denise Scott Brown, among others, gained national or international reputations. But […]

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Grace Kelly High Society Tea

March 25, 2015 | No Comments

You’re Invited: A High Society Tea at the New Grace Kelly Exhibit The East Falls Historical Society invites you to a High Society Tea on Sunday May 3, 2015, to celebrate the new Grace Kelly Exhibit at the Falls Center.Come prepared to enjoy tea sandwiches, mini scones, dark and white chocolate petit fours and strawberries […]

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