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St. Martin's Station Grounds Committee Papers


Held at: Chestnut Hill Historical Society [Contact Us]8708 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19118

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Saint Martins Station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station near the Church of Saint Martin in the Fields, in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. It was known as Wissahickon Heights Station from the time it was built as a station on the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1883, until 1906. The St. Martin's Station Grounds Committee, Inc. was founded as a non-profit corporation in 1981 with the purpose "To repair, renovate, maintain, beautify, operate, and/or lease St. Martin's Station (and its grounds), an important historical public building in the community; thereby maintaining a public building, lessening the burdens of Government, and combating community deterioration."

Almost half of this collection is comprised of bank statements with returned checks. Additional financial records include cash receipts, a deposit ledger (1962-1994), check stubs, utility bills, invoices, bank statements, and tax records. The collection also features some administrative documents, such as minutes and reports, by-laws, and incorporation paperwork. There are several photographs in the collection.

Gift of Randy Williams, 1997.

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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