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Wissahickon Inn

 
 
Wissahickon Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
1. Wissahickon Inn Marker
Inscription. Opened May 30, 1884 by the industrialist Henry H. Houston as a 250-room summer resort hotel. The architects were G.W. and W.D. Hewitt. Since 1898 the Inn has served Chestnut Hill Academy (founded 1850) which acquired ownership, 1940.
 
Erected 1988 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 3.725′ N, 75° 12.434′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Springfield Avenue. Click for map. The marker is located in front of the Inn, Chestnut Hill Academy. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Violet Oakley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Buckley Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Allen (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War II Memorial (approx. one mile away); Mower General Hospital (approx. one mile away); C. Delores Tucker (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sadie T.M. Alexander (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Wissahickon Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
2. Wissahickon Inn Marker
Wissahickon Inn now the Chestnut Hill Academy image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
3. Wissahickon Inn now the Chestnut Hill Academy
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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