Railroads of Chestnut Hill Lecture
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30pm Wissahickon Inn Building, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Ted Xaras, railroad history aficionado and professional artist, will continue this year’s “Railroad Resources” program series with an illustrated lecture on the history of Chestnut Hill’s two railroad lines and how they shaped the communities they serve. Rarely seen vintage and contemporary photographs of our local stations and train operations on the former Reading and Pennsylvania Railroads (today, the Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West) will highlight the contrasting architectural styles between the two lines: Frank Furness’ individual designs for each station on the East line and the West’s more standardized stations designed by W. Bleddyn Powell.
$15/member, $30/non-members