Cheltenham Township
Home rule municipality
First Class Township
Richard Wall house in Elkins Park, the second oldest house in Pennsylvania
Richard Wall house in Elkins Park, the second oldest house in Pennsylvania
Official seal of Cheltenham Township
"Salubritas et Eruditio"
(Health and Education)
Location of Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Location of Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°04′00″N 75°06′59″W / 40.06667°N 75.11639°W / 40.06667; -75.11639Coordinates: 40°04′00″N 75°06′59″W / 40.06667°N 75.11639°W / 40.06667; -75.11639
CountryUnited States
First Class Township
Home Rule Municipality
  • March 22, 1682
  • 1900
  • 1976
 • Total9.03 sq mi (23.4 km2)
 • Land9.03 sq mi (23.4 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
157 ft (48 m)
 • Total37,452
 • Density4,100/sq mi (1,600/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Area code(s)215, 267 and 445
FIPS code42-091-12968
Sister cityCheltenham, United Kingdom
  • Morton J. Simon, Jr.
  • Daniel B. Norris
  • Irv Brockington
  • Baron B. Holland
  • Brad M. Pransky
  • Ann L. Rappoport
  • J. Andrew Sharkey

Cheltenham Township is a home rule township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. Cheltenham's population density ranges from over 10,000 per square mile (25,900 per square kilometer) in rowhouses and high-rise apartments along Cheltenham Avenue to historic neighborhoods in Wyncote and Elkins Park. It is the most densely populated township in Montgomery County.[3] The population was 36,793 at the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the third most populous township in Montgomery County and the 27th most populous municipality in Pennsylvania. It was originally part of Philadelphia County, and it became part of Montgomery County upon that county's creation in 1784.

Cheltenham is located five miles from Center City Philadelphia and is surrounded by the North and Northeast sections of Philadelphia, Abington, Jenkintown, and Springfield. The SEPTA Main Line passes through Cheltenham via 5 regional rail stations, some of which are the busiest in the SEPTA system. Cheltenham is served by the SEPTA City Transit Division and is adjacent to Fern Rock Transportation Center and the Broad Street Line subway which terminates at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex and also the Frankford Transportation Center and the El, which terminates at 69th Street in Upper Darby Township. The northern terminus of Broad Street is in Cheltenham, at its intersection with Cheltenham Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 309).


Tookany Creek played an important role in the founding of Cheltenham
Tookany Creek played an important role in the founding of Cheltenham
Soldiers at Camp William Penn
Soldiers at Camp William Penn

Early history

Cheltenham was established in 1682 as part of Philadelphia County by 15 Quakers from Cheltenham, England, including Richard Wall and Tobias Leech, who purchased 4,070 acres (1,650 ha) of land from William Penn.[4][5] Upon creation of Montgomery County in 1784, Cheltenham became the smallest township in the new county.

The following is the list of the 15 original founders of Cheltenham Township[6]

Name Land Size Date given
John West 200 acres (81 ha) June 29, 1682
Nehemiah Mitchell 210 acres (85 ha) July 1, 1682
John Day 210 acres (85 ha) August 5, 1682
William Brown 500 acres (200 ha) September 10, 1683
Everard Bolton 100 acres (40 ha) September 10, 1683
John Ashmead 250 acres (100 ha) September 10, 1683
Tobias Leech 150 acres (61 ha)
200 acres (81 ha)
September 10, 1683
September 10, 1683
Richard Wall Sr. 100 acres (40 ha)
200 acres (81 ha)
May 2, 1683
September 10, 1683
Richard Wall Jr. 100 acres (40 ha) September 10, 1683
Patrick Robinson 200 acres (81 ha) November 5, 1683
John Russell 300 acres (120 ha) November 5, 1683
William Frampton 500 acres (200 ha) January 13, 1683
Mary Jefferson 300 acres (120 ha) January 13, 1683
Thomas Phillips 300 acres (120 ha) June 13, 1683
Humphrey Morrey 260 acres (110 ha) May 23, 1683
Total area 4,070 acres (1,650 ha)

From early in its history, Cheltenham was fueled by the development of various mills along Tookany Creek. Communities and villages grew around these mills and formed what is now modern Cheltenham neighborhoods. The first gristmill was built by Richard Dungworth in 1690. After changing ownership several times, the Rowland family eventually made the mill the second largest producer of shovels in the United States. The site was demolished in 1929.[7]

The U.S. Colored Troops 3rd Regiment were the first to be trained at Camp William Penn. It is tradition that soldiers have a grand parade before leaving for war, but Philadelphia was partially a racist community at that time and the government believed that a parade might cause a riot, so it was cancelled. The leader of the Camp (Colonel Louis Wagner) was furious and made sure the next regiment to come through would have a parade.[8]

Incorporated boroughs and unincorporated districts

Cheltenham Township contains no incorporated areas. Its districts include the communities of Glenside, Laverock, Edge Hill, Wyncote, Cedarbrook, Chelten Hills, La Mott, Elkins Park, Melrose Park, and Cheltenham Village.

Estate development

Lynnewood Hall, the home of Peter A.B. Widener, designed by Horace Trumbauer

From the late 19th to early 20th century, Cheltenham established itself as one of the most prominent communities in the Philadelphia area. Railroad tycoon Jay Cooke was one of the first to build his mansion in Cheltenham. His 200-acre estate was eventually converted to a school in 1883 and was later demolished. John Wanamaker built his mansion Lindenhurst, which was destroyed by a fire in 1907. His second Lindenhurst was destroyed by another fire in 1944. Henry Breyer, Jr. eventually bought the land from Wanamaker. Other famous mansions built include Abraham Barker's "Lyndon," Cyrus H. K. Curtis's "Curtis Hall," George Horace Lorimer's "Belgrame," and John B. Stetson's "Idro." Perhaps the most famous mansions that still stand to this day are the prominent Widener family mansion Lynnewood Hall, the Elkins Estate which was home to William Elkins, and Grey Towers Castle which was home to William Welsh Harrison. The latter is a National Historic Landmark and was designed by famed architect Horace Trumbauer, who designed many buildings and homes in Cheltenham.[9]


Cheltenham's housing stock is very diverse with rowhouses and townhouses along Cheltenham Avenue and old historic neighborhoods as well.
H-Mart on Cheltenham Avenue. Cheltenham, Upper Darby Township, West Philadelphia, and  Cherry Hill, New Jersey are the areas around Philadelphia that have significant Korean populations.
H-Mart on Cheltenham Avenue. Cheltenham, Upper Darby Township, West Philadelphia, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey are the areas around Philadelphia that have significant Korean populations.

As the Gilded Age ended and the depression hit the country, many of the estates and mansions were destroyed and made way for the building of houses in their place. Many of the communities that were formed in the early stages of Cheltenham remained, and still exist to this day. As the 20th century progressed, many people moved out of the city and into the first community over the city line, Cheltenham. With the population increase, the township's identity evolved from being largely a community of prominent Philadelphians and their mansions to several distinct communities. One of the major groups to come to Cheltenham was Koreans. The original Koreatown was located in the Olney section of Philadelphia, but eventually was moved north to Logan. Large pockets of Koreans were eventually established in Cheltenham, and also in Upper Darby Township and West Philadelphia.[10] Many other races and ethnicities migrated to Cheltenham to make it one of the most diverse municipalities in the Delaware Valley. By the 2000 Census, Cheltenham was one of only two (the other being Norristown) municipalities in Montgomery County that was considered "diverse" (20–60% of the population is non-white).[11]

Cheltenham, along with the other earliest communities in the Philadelphia area such as Upper Darby Township, Haverford, Lower Merion, and Jenkintown have retained their distinct identities while being surrounded by suburbia over the middle to late part of the twentieth century. Cheltenham and Lower Merion are of the few townships in Montgomery County who had a large population prior to the postwar population boom and thus whose majority of houses, communities, and streets have remained virtually unchanged since the early 20th century. Cheltenham has 13 listings on the National Register of Historic Places, the most of any municipality in Montgomery County. Cheltenham became a township of the first class in 1900. In 1976, it passed a home rule charter that took effect in 1977.

There are many books about Cheltenham Township's history.

Cheltenham was the former home of Cradle of Liberty Council Breyer Training Area. Henry W. Breyer, Jr. used property formerly owned by Cheltenham resident John Wanamaker. It closed in 1990 and is now the home of Salus University.

Cheltenham has been honored with many distinctions over its long history. It was named a Preserve America community, a US Government program established to preserve historic communities throughout the United States.[12] It is also a Tree City USA member, a program dedicated to forestry management. Most recently in 2013, Cheltenham was named a "Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia," for being "one of the most diverse, unique, and livable communities in our region" and "truly at the center of it all."[13]

Township seal

The seal of Cheltenham was adopted from the seal of the namesake and sister city, Cheltenham, England. It appears on all formal documents, resolutions, proclamations, and all legal records or documents. The pigeon on top of a blue sphere represents the founding of the fountain spa which made Cheltenham famous. They are placed above a wreath of Oak leaves. The two books represent Education, in particular, the Pates Grammar School and the Cheltenham College. The silver cross in the middle represents religion. The two pigeons represent the flock that would gather at the spas. Finally, the Oak tree represents the many Oak trees that line the streets of Cheltenham and promenades.[14]


The Cheltenham Township Municipal Building on Old York Road.

Cheltenham is a residential township in the southeasternmost part of Montgomery County, which is in Southeastern Pennsylvania (locally known as the Delaware Valley). It is one of seven municipalities in Montgomery County that borders Philadelphia and is 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of the Center City. It also borders Abington Township and Jenkintown on the north side and Springfield Township on the west side.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 9.0 square miles (23 km2), all land. The area consists of rolling hills and also features a few streams flowing through it, most notably the Tookany Creek. The highest elevation is 411 feet (125 m), at the intersection of Sunset and Lindley Roads. The lowest elevation is 63 feet (19 m), in the southeasternmost part of the township, where Tookany Creek flows into Philadelphia. It includes the census-designated places of Arcadia University, Glenside, and Wyncote. Other communities include Cheltenham, Elkins Park, Melrose Park, La Mott and Laverock, Edge Hill, and Cedarbrook. All of the communities form a border with Philadelphia along Cheltenham Avenue.

Communities in Cheltenham

Place Type Area Population Density Zip Code
Arcadia University CDP 0.057 square miles (0.15 km2) 595 10,438.6 19038
Cheltenham (Cheltenham Village) CDP 0.43 square miles (1.1 km2) 4,810 5,705 19012
Elkins Park CDP 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) 9,260 4,630 19027
Glenside CDP 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) 8,384 6,449.2 19038
La Mott Unincorporated community 0.261 square miles (0.68 km2) 3554 13,616.7 19027
Melrose Park Unincorporated community 0.660 square miles (1.71 km2) 3,006 4,554.5 19027
Wyncote CDP 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) 3,044 3,805 19095

Edge Hill, Laverock, and Cedarbrook's exact populations and land area are uncertain.


The home of Cyrus H. K. Curtis, longtime Cheltenham resident
The home of Cyrus H. K. Curtis, longtime Cheltenham resident

As of the 2010 census, Cheltenham Township was 56.6% White, 32.8% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 7.7% Asian, and 2.5% were two or more races. 3.9% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. The median income for a family in Cheltenham in the 2010 Census was $72,584.[15]

In 2020, the median income for a family in Cheltenham was $129,338 and for a married couple family it was $146,884[16] vs $123,768 and $139,871 respectively for Montgomery County as a whole.[17]

According to the 2010 Census, 30.4% of the townships households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were headed by married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.05. The age distribution was 22.8% under 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

In 2020 the median income for a household in the township was $96,136,[18] up from $61,713 in 2010.

In 2010, males had a median income of $50,564 versus $36,439 for females. The per capita income for the township in 2010 was $31,424. About 3.0% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


Cheltenham is located on the borderline of the humid subtropical climate (Cfa) and the hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) zones. As with most Northeast townships, Cheltenham has four distinct seasons. Summers are warm and have occasional heat waves. Autumn is cool and comfortable. Winters are cold, most days hovering around the freezing mark with nights dipping to the teens. Spring is pleasant with often not too much precipitation. The hardiness zone is 7a.

The largest snowstorm as of late was in 2010, when the first storm came on February 5–6 and nearly 30 inches (76 cm) of snow fell. Just two days later, a second storm came and dropped another 20 inches (51 cm).

Climate data for Elkins Park, Cheltenham Township
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 38
Average low °F (°C) 21
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.44
Source: The Weather Channel[21]

Climate data for Cheltenham (Elevation: 125 ft (38 m)) 1981 - 2010 Averages
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 40.6
Daily mean °F (°C) 33.2
Average low °F (°C) 25.8
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.46
Average relative humidity (%) 65.5 61.6 57.3 57.2 61.4 63.5 65.0 66.9 68.0 67.9 66.5 66.6 64.0
Average dew point °F (°C) 22.9
Source: PRISM[22]

Politics and government

Presidential elections results[23]
Year Republican Democratic
2020 13.9% 3,201 85.3% 19,635
2016 13.9% 2,928 82.8% 17,501
2012 18.1% 3,783 80.9% 16,873
2008 19.3% 4,043 80.0% 16,728
2004 22.7% 4,690 77.0% 15,866
2000 22.0% 4,106 76.0% 14,169
1996 23.2% 4,040 70.1% 12,190
1992 24.3% 4,723 65.0% 12,624

Cheltenham Township does not have a mayor. Rather it is governed by a Board of Commissioners, who are elected one from each of the township's seven wards for a four-year term. A President of the Board is elected by these commissioners for a one-year term to serve as the head of the government. Daniel B. Norris is the current Board President. A school board is in charge of the school district.

The township is in the Fourth Congressional District (represented by Rep. Madeleine Dean), and Pennsylvania's 154th Representative District (represented by Rep. Napoleon Nelson). It is also in Pennsylvania's 4th Senatorial District (represented by Sen. Arthur L. Haywood III).

Cheltenham is currently a very Democratic heavy community, winning by large margins in each of the past six presidential elections. The only municipality in Montgomery County in the 2012 election that had a higher Democratic voting percentage was Norristown's 82.99%, compared to Cheltenham's 80.85%.[24]

Cheltenham is one of only seven Townships in Pennsylvania, and of 29 municipalities in the entire state, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity by executive order.[25]


The following is a table of the current commissioners of Cheltenham Township along with their Wards and the areas of the township they serve:

Name Ward Area Served
Matthew Areman 1 Glenside and Edgehill
Baron B. Holland 2 Laverock, Cedarbrook, west Wyncote and Curtis Hills
Brad M. Pransky 3 La Mott, west Elkins Park and Wyncote
Ann L. Rappoport 4 Lynnewood Gardens, north Wyncote, west Elkins Park and east Glenside
Daniel B. Norris 5 Melrose Park
Mitchell Zygmund-Felt 6 Elkins Park
Irv Brockington 7 Cheltenham Village, Rowland Park and Oak Lane Manor


Cheltenham High School, established in 1884
Cheltenham High School, established in 1884

The Cheltenham Township School District serves the township. There are seven public schools and a number of private schools. Public schools include Cheltenham Elementary School (k-4), Myers Elementary School (k-4), Glenside Elementary School (k-4), Wyncote Elementary School (k-4), Elkins Park School (5–6), Cedarbrook Middle School (7–8), and Cheltenham High School (9–12).[1]

The largest private high school in Cheltenham Township is Bishop McDevitt High School (9–12) which is under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Other private schools include Wyncote Academy, Perelman Jewish Day School, Mesivta Yesodei Yisroel of Elkins Park, Ancillae-Assumpta Academy, Presentation B.V.M. School and Gospel of Grace Christian School.

The section of Elkins Park in Cheltenham is the former home of Tyler School of Art, a conceptual fine-arts school that is part of Temple University. Cheltenham is also home to Arcadia University (formerly known as Beaver College), Salus University (formerly known as The Pennsylvania College of Optometry), Westminster Theological Seminary, Gratz College and Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the only seminary affiliated with Reconstructionist Judaism. Cheltenham was also the former home of the Oak Lane Day School for 44 years until it moved to its current home in Blue Bell.



Glenside Station
Glenside Station
Melrose Park Station
Melrose Park Station
Jenkintown-Wyncote Station
Jenkintown-Wyncote Station
SEPTA Buses waiting on the docks at the Cheltenham-Ogontz Bus Loop
SEPTA Buses waiting on the docks at the Cheltenham-Ogontz Bus Loop
Cheltenham-Ogontz Bus Loop waiting area
Cheltenham-Ogontz Bus Loop waiting area
Elkins Park Fire Company Engine 3 in 1997
Elkins Park Fire Company Engine 3 in 1997

Regional Rail

Cheltenham is a major thoroughfare for SEPTA Regional Rail. All trains going north of Center City (with the exception of the Trenton Line) pass through Cheltenham. This includes the Airport Line, Lansdale/Doylestown Line, West Trenton Line, Warminster Line and the Fox Chase Line. Following Cheltenham, many of the lines split to their respective destinations, which makes Cheltenham stations some of the busiest in Montgomery County. The stations carry the names of the neighborhoods in which they are located: Elkins Park, Glenside, and Melrose Park. Jenkintown-Wyncote and Cheltenham straddle the township's border.

Station Lines Zone Bus Connections Weekday Boardings (2013)
Cheltenham 2 70, 18, 24 368
Elkins Park 2 28 587
Jenkintown-Wyncote 3 77 1655
Melrose Park 2 28 505
Glenside 3 22, 77 1230


Cheltenham is served by many SEPTA City Division buses. Many of the buses originate at the Cheltenham-Ogontz Bus Loop, which is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Ogontz Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 309) and Cheltenham Avenue. The loop is across the street from Greenleaf at Cheltenham, which attracts many shoppers from North Philadelphia. Several other buses run throughout other major streets in the township, as well as residential streets. The following routes are in Cheltenham:

Cheltenham ranked in the top three municipalities in Montgomery County for percentage of population who uses Bus/Trolley and Regional Rail.[27]

In addition, Cheltenham Township partners with the Montgomery County-sponsored Suburban Transit Network, Inc. (TransNet) to subsidize free transportation for residents ages 65 and older anywhere in the Township on Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

As of 2016 Taiwanese airline EVA Air provides a private bus service to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City for customers based in the Philadelphia area. It stops in Cheltenham.[28]


PA 309 northbound at PA 152 in Cheltenham Township
PA 309 northbound at PA 152 in Cheltenham Township

As of 2019 there were 124.14 miles (199.78 km) of public roads in Cheltenham Township, of which 26.93 miles (43.34 km) were maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and 97.21 miles (156.44 km) were maintained by the township.[29]

There are several major roads in Cheltenham Township. Cheltenham Avenue is a major roadway and is an easy access point to many of the other roadways like Pennsylvania Route 611 and Pennsylvania Route 309. It is also the border between Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Cheltenham Avenue ends on the westside at Paper Mill Road in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania which is part of Springfield Township. Pennsylvania Route 73 is one of the major roadways in Cheltenham Township, known as 'Church Road' and 'Township Line Road' because it is the border line between Cheltenham and Abington Townships. Pennsylvania Route 309 starts in Cheltenham Township and serves as a major highway. It goes through multiple counties and ends up in PA 29 in Monroe Township in Wyoming County. Pennsylvania Route 152 starts in Cheltenham Township and is known as 'Limekiln Pike.' It ends on the north end of Pennsylvania Route 309 in Telford. Pennsylvania Route 611 starts in Philadelphia and runs through Cheltenham Township as Old York Road. It is the main access road to Willow Grove in Abington and Upper Moreland Townships.

Many of the roads in Philadelphia continue into Cheltenham such as Old York Road, Willow Grove Avenue, Limekiln Pike, Ogontz Avenue, Washington Lane, 12th Street, Oak Lane, Oak Lane Road, 2nd Street, Hasbrook Avenue, Cottman Avenue, Central Avenue, Ryers Avenue and Church Road.

Cheltenham was one of several communities in Pennsylvania to make the United States Main Street Program. Locations receiving this honor were:

Fire services

The Cheltenham Township Fire Department consists of five all volunteer fire companies.


The Cheltenham Police Department was founded in 1903. In 2008, the department responded to over 25,000 calls. With 73 full-time sworn officers in 2016, the department is the third largest in Montgomery County.[30]

In 2016, a member of canine unit, Odie, was the top-ranked explosives detection dog in the United States.[31]


Cheltenham Township has four libraries, which are the East Cheltenham Free Library, Elkins Park Free Library, La Mott Free Library, and the Glenside Free library.

Notable people

Reggie Jackson, born and raised in Cheltenham
Reggie Jackson, born and raised in Cheltenham
Benjamin Netanyahu, raised in Cheltenham
Benjamin Netanyahu, raised in Cheltenham
Cyrus H. K. Curtis
Michael Brecker, 15-time Grammy Award winner
Michael Brecker, 15-time Grammy Award winner
Mark Levin
Lil Dicky, born and raised in Cheltenham.
Lil Dicky, born and raised in Cheltenham.
John Wanamaker, lived in Cheltenham
John Wanamaker, lived in Cheltenham
Wallace Triplett
Lucretia Mott, lived in Cheltenham
Lucretia Mott, lived in Cheltenham
William Lukens Elkins, lived in Cheltenham
William Lukens Elkins, lived in Cheltenham
Glenside Fire Company
Glenside Fire Company
Glenside Free Library
Glenside Free Library
The Cheltenham Twinning Fingerpost at the Township building points to all other Cheltenhams throughout the World.
The Cheltenham Twinning Fingerpost at the Township building points to all other Cheltenhams throughout the World.

Fictional residents


Other Cheltenhams

Cheltenham is officially twinned with their namesake, Cheltenham, England. There are also five other places in the world named "Cheltenham."[39][40][41][42]

Points of interest

Grave of Hall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack
Site name Image Location Year Built Comment
1 Curtis Arboretum
Curtis Hall I.JPG
1250 West Church Road 1937 Former home of Cyrus H. K. Curtis
2 Camptown Historic District
Camptown Historic District, Cheltenham PA 03.JPG
La Mott 1860s Major Stop on Underground Railroad, Housed Camp William Penn
3 Grey Towers Castle
Grey Towers Castle, Southern Side 01.JPG
Glenside 1893 Now part of Arcadia University
4 Milmoral
1150 Church Road 1905 Adjacent to Curtis Arboretum
5 Wall House
Wall House.jpg
Wall Park Drive, Elkins Park 1682 Oldest House in Pennsylvania, 2nd Oldest Building in Pennsylvania
6 Beth Sholom Synagogue
Beth Sholom.jpg
8231 Old York Road 1954 Only Synagogue ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright
7 St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St Pauls Elkins Park PA.jpg
Old York Road 1861 Conceived and designed by Cheltenham resident Jay Cooke with later additions by Horace Trumbauer
8 Rowland House
Rowland House, Cheltenham PA 04.JPG
300 Ashbourne Road 1774 Also known as the Shovel Shop
9 Glenside Memorial Hall
Glenside Memorial Hall Montco PA.jpg
185 South Keswick Avenue 1926 Built to Honor World War I Veterans, now honors all Veterans
10 Elkins Railroad Station
7879 Spring Avenue 1898 Originally Built by the Reading Railroad
11 George K. Heller School
Cheltenham Center for the Arts 01.JPG
439 Ashbourne Road 1883 Now the Cheltenham Arts Center
12 Henry West Breyer Sr. House
Breyer Old York Montco PA.jpg
8230 Old York Road 1915 Now the Cheltenham Township Building
13 Wyncote Historic District
Wycote homes.JPG
Wyncote 1896 Many homes designed by famed local architect, Frank Furness. The district contains 178 contributing properties.
14 Jenkintown-Wyncote Station
Jtown station.jpg
Wyncote 1872 Originally built by the North Pennsylvania Railroad, part of the Wyncote Historic District

Pennsylvania Historic Site

Other points of interest

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