Fundraiser for the W.S. Hancock Society and Christ Church (Old Swedes)
The PA Turnpike, the first in the nation, officially opened October 1, 1940, exhibiting new superhighway design and demonstrating that revenue bonds could finance toll roads. After the success of the original 160-mile segment between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, the Turnpike Commission planned to expand it to connect Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. This was shelved with the onset of World War II,
Please join the King of Prussia Historical Society on October 10 at 2:00 pm when David Montalvo and some young historians present “An Aerial Retrospective of Upper Merion.” King of Prussia is nearly unique in the state with its all-encompassing mix of commercial enterprises, business both large and small, hotels, eateries, and residential areas. When and how did it happen?
The building located at 826 W. DeKalb Pike, currently the Tilted Kilt, is one of the oldest remaining buildings in King of Prussia. It was built in 1747 by Henry Griffith, a Welshman, across from the original location of the King of Prussia Inn. Dr. Henry DeWitt Pauling, one of it’s many owners, was a prominent physician who came to