A Walk on
Germantown Avenue

8500 GermantownWelcome to a Walk on Germantown Avenue, a self-guided audio tour of Chestnut Hill's Germantown Avenue. This tour will give you a sense of the Avenue's rich history as the commercial and social core of the neighborhood.

The audio tour of Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill is available by dialing 215 525-1539. After the introduction, simply dial the site number listed below followed by the # sign. If you have a smartphone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc.), simply follow the links below to read the text and view historic photos from the Historical Society's collection.

1. Library: 8711 Germantown Avenue

2. Crossroads: Germantown Avenue & Bethlehem Pike

3. Merchants: 8500 & 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue

4. Cress's Hotel: 8501 Germantown Avenue

5. Community Centre: 8419 Germantown Avenue

6. VFW Building: 8217 Germantown Avenue

7. Detwiler House: 8220 Germantown Ave.

8. Stagecrafters: 8130 Germantown Ave.

9. Abraham Rex’s Great Store: 8031-33 Germantown Avenue

10. Venetian Club: 8030 Germantown Avenue

11. Wissahickon Schist Quarries: Germantown Avenue & Mermaid Lane

Tour Sponsored by:

Valley Green Bank   Chestnut Hill Business Association

With Support from:

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia  

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