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February 21, 2017

The Delaware County Daily Times (, Serving Delaware County, PA Historic Concord church’s future remains up in air   Tuesday, February 26, 2013 By LESLIE 
Times Correspondent CONCORD — “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (John 14:1), etched above a painting of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns, graces the altar of the former Spring […]

Circa 1967

February 17, 2017

Polecat Road House – The Historic Landmark that Started It All – Part II By: Karen Kendus In the last installment of History Unlocked, I discussed an important landmark found within the borders of Concord Township called the Polecat Road House. The preserved building standing there today looked rather different than the building donated to […]

The High-Water Mark on the Crozer Schoolhouse.

February 6, 2017

Devastating flood waters struck Concord Township on September 13, 1971. The rain began on Sept 11 but was much harder on Sept 13th & water rose quickly.  The Chester Creek and its branches & tributaries were flooded when a stationary front stalled over the local area.  The destruction started in the western areas of Delaware […]

Garnets Among Us?

February 6, 2017

Did you know this community once thrived as a local mining area? Garnets were the “gems” of the Concord/Bethel area and a heavily used mine once existed near the entrance of The Clayton Park picnic area off of Garnet Mine Road. You may enjoy the following article, which was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer in […]

The Gil Nunzi Story

December 28, 2016

Memoirs of a Dante Orphanage Resident, Gil Nunzi circa 1944-1950 Gil Nunzi found CTHS through the internet and discovered that Dante Orphanage, in which he had spent so much time, was on our website and being used as our Township Municipal Offices.  He contacted CTHS to share his story with us. Gil found himself at […]