East Falls Historical Society program to address local architecture

This Tudor Revival house on Warden Drive in East Falls likely dates from about 1910. Ken Hinde will discuss homes like this one during the East Falls Historical Society’s Feb. 20 program.

EAST FALLS >> The East Falls Historical Society will present the program What Style is My House? Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave., East Falls.

Ken Hinde, an East Falls resident, will speak on What Style is My House? Learn 200 Years of East Falls Architecture.

Hinde is one of Philadelphia’s premier tour guides and speakers on the city’s architecture and currently leads tours at the Fairmount Water Works.

“Although the history of East Falls — aka The Falls of Schuylkill — dates back to the time of William Penn and the late 17th century, some of our neighborhood’s earliest remaining examples of the built environment date from the early 19th century,” Hinde said. “Nevertheless, East Falls still has a full two centuries of American architecture intact. Commercial, public, educational and residential buildings will be shown and discussed.”

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