Woodside Park: Gone But Not Forgotten
Fallsers loved Woodside Park, a Coney Island-like amusement park in West Fairmount Park built by the Fairmount Park Transportation Company in 1897. Like Chestnut Hill and Willow Grove Parks, Woodside was built along a trolley route. Ten miles of trolley tracks surrounded it. Woodside Park closed in 1955, but memories are still fresh and evocative […]
Drone Tour of St. Bridget’s Church in East Falls
An aerial drone tour of St. Bridget’s Church St. Bridget’s Catholic Elementary School, run by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was in East Falls since 1853. It was founded by Saint John Neumann, who was then Bishop of the Diocese of Philadelphia. The school closed in 2012
Walking History: 300 Years in 3 Blocks on Indian Queen Lane
For Fallsers, it’s easy to forget that Indian Queen Lane is probably the single most architecturally diverse street in East Falls, if not Philadelphia, with Gothic, Greek Revival, Federal, and Italianate houses interspersed among classic rowhomes. It’s one of the oldest roads in Pennsylvania, first appearing on maps in 1692 when it was the main […]
Mifflin Archive Arrives!
“Much in life is learned and accomplished by accident.” – Harley Brown, Artist An oh-so-fortunate accident On Tuesday November 18, Ellen Sheehan presented the Mifflin Archive, a volume of historical documents about the school, to Principal Leslie Mason. Two years in the making, the Archive is the carefully curated result of a fortunate accident. “I […]