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West Oak Lane: Five Must-See Landmarks in the Philadelphia National Cemetery

West Oak Lane: Five Must-See Landmarks in the Philadelphia National Cemetery

West Oak Lane is a vibrant residential neighborhood in Upper Northern Philadelphia that is home to one of the United States’ 135 national cemeteries. On the corner of Haines Street and Limekiln Pike lies the Philadelphia National Cemetery, an armed forces cemetery established in 1862. This burial ground contains the graves of soldiers who served […]

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Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Dating back to the 1680s, when it was a just small part of Germantown, the neighborhood of Mount Airy has a rich history that has shaped the diverse and tight-knit community that it is today. In 1750, William Allen, a chief justice for the province of Pennsylvania, built an estate at the corner of modern-day […]

 

Germantown: Remembrance Of An Historical Battle

Germantown: Remembrance Of An Historical Battle

Every year, on the first Saturday of October, Germantown has one of its biggest events – a reenactment of the famous Battle of Germantown on the very grounds the battle took place 237 years ago. “It’s a huge event,” said education director of the Cliveden origination, Carolyn Wallace. “People come from all over the tri-state […]