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Chester's New Transportation Center; Photo courtesy of TinaMarie Little

Chester's New 7.5 million dollar Transit Center,
the former PA Railroad Station.

April 2001Photo courtesy of TinaMarie Little


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Hitching Post to Parking Meter, Tales of Transportation in Delaware County Since the Horses Hey-Day  - April 1942 (an excellent article with lots of great information and pictures!)

Misc. Transportation Trivia:

December 2, 1913: New 5th Street concrete bridge over Chester Creek opened.

August 31, 1939: Clover-Leaf Intersection (Rt. 1. & Rt. 352) opened at the location of the former Black Horse Tavern

October 1949: The last section of the Industrial Highway from the Eddystone Ave. bridge to 4th & Melrose Ave. was opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Gov. James H. Duff

Chester's Municipal parking lot on 7th St. opened in April 1949.


 

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