Chestnut Hill: Proposed Expansion of Firehouse Remains a Hot Topic

Chestnut Hill: Proposed Expansion of Firehouse Remains a Hot Topic

The proposed expansion of the Engine 37 firehouse (above) in Chestnut Hill remains a burning topic in the local community as steps are being taken to allow the 123-year old station to remain functional yet historically accurate. Located at 101 West Highland Ave. in the heart of Philadelphia’s “Garden District,” the Engine 37 firehouse is the […]

 By Angelo Fichera and Megan McNerney

Chestnut Hill: History Kept Alive Through Preservation and Advocacy

Chestnut Hill: History Kept Alive Through Preservation and Advocacy

In Chestnut Hill, history stands for itself. Literally. Many of the longstanding buildings in the affluent Northwest community were built with a unique “Chestnut Hill stone,” or Wissahickon schist, from a local quarry. Nowadays, learning so much is as easy as an app. The Chestnut Hill Historical Society handles the grunt work for both local […]