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Historical Commission

In brief: The Historical Commission oversees the operations at the historic Richard Wall House Museum. It generally meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Richard Wall House Museum Carriage House, located at 1 Wall Park Drive in Elkins Park.


Ordinance Establishing Commission


2018 Members

James McCann, III

John F. Washington, Sr.

Peter Wieck

Herschel Elias

Mary L. Washington

John F. Washington, Jr.

Barbara M. Bartlett

Geoffrey Shulik

Thomas J. Wieckowski

Timothy Esposito

Karen Uhlrich

Joyce Werkman


 

Other Information

The Cheltenham Township Historical Commission oversees the operation of the Richard Wall House Museum and publishes regular newsletters. Contact the Historical Commission to subscribe or for other information.


The Wall Paper is the official publication of the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission.

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Historical Tidbits
Can you name the historical sources for these street names in Cheltenham?
  1. Brooke Road
  2. Clements Road
  3. Mill Road
  4. Hammond Road
  5. Pleasant Hill Drive
  6. Deaver Road
Answers
  1. H. Carrol Brooke, President of the Board of Commissioners 1922 – 1935.
  2. Rev. Samuel Clements, founder of the Cheltenham Military Academy in 1871.
  3. Named for the corn and fulling mill built by Tobias Leech on the Tookany Creek at Church Road.
  4. After Charles Hammond and Son, a factory that made hatchets, sledges, and hammers in the mid to late 1800s.
  5. After Amos Jones Estate “Pleasant Hill” on the northeast corner of Ashbourne Road and Oak Lane Road.
  6. After Dr. John Deaver, inventor of the appendectomy, whose home stands today on the road.
 
 
 
 
 
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