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A Very Happy Anniversary to EFHS

September 22, 2014 | No Comments

Message from the President… As we head into fall, the East Falls Historical Society is looking forward to exciting new directions in this 10th year of promoting and preserving our community’s history:  A new blog of neighborhood stories invites your memories and questions. Developing events and volunteer initiatives seek to engage all ages. Social media […]

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Walking History: 300 Years in 3 Blocks on Indian Queen Lane

September 7, 2014 | No Comments

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 […]

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Volunteer opportunities!

August 29, 2014 | No Comments

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East Falls Retrospective: THEN & NOW Pics Around Town

August 23, 2014 | No Comments

Indian Queen Lane and Krail — right up the road from Hohenadel House. You’d hardly know the difference 53 years makes. What’s up with that, East Falls? Last week, we stumbled on a cache of East Falls photos from all the way back to the early 1900’s; this week, we took comparison pics. You’d think […]

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There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes. — Abraham Lincoln

August 8, 2014 | No Comments

This story has a happy ending, even though it starts off in frustration:  Where are all our East Falls photos from the last 40 years? You’d think history blogging would be easy because everything’s already been written but unfortunately almost none of it has been saved. At least, not the interesting stuff. Oh, you’ll find […]

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