How Did East Falls Get Its Name?

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”

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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The Swan: Grace Kelly and A Century of Bridal Fashion

Join us at Philadelphia University’s Ravenhill Mansion. 3480 West Schoolhouse Lane -Please park behind Ravenhill Mansion and board trolley to Paul J Gutman Library between four and six o’clock. Event Cost: $75 payable to EFHS includes opening reception and exhibition entrance. Please RSVP by March 23, 2016 to: Ms Katy Hineline 3020 Midvale Avenue Philadelphia, […]

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Mifflin Archive Arrives!

“Much in life is learned and accomplished by accident.” – Harley Brown, artist On Tuesday November 18, Ellen Sheehan presented the Mifflin Archive, a volume of historical documents about the school, to Principal Leslie Mason.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 didn’t go to […]

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Businesses of East Falls 80 Years Ago

Empty storefronts are a problem in many growing communities like East Falls — not just vacancies, but also finding the right businesses to ensure lively streetscapes & commerce, while preserving our historic buildings and regional charm. Was East Falls always so tricky for development? We might not have answers but in the spirit of Throwback […]

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