Thursday, September 18, 2014
Things That Aren't Here Anymore, part III
The other end of the R8 line is in Chestnut Hill. If I'd gone to Crefeld* 20 years earlier, I could've strolled down the road and dozed off on the train the entire way.
The little shelter, one of the few relics you could easily and safely stroll into, has since been removed, although another one remains at the still-operational SEPTA bus stop a short distance away.
The parking lot, such as it is, remains, but the name of the station has been co-opted by a group of expensive Toll Brothers condos behind the station where Frost-Watson Lumber Corp. used to be. It was, ironically, the fact that big builders such as Toll Brothers have vertically integrated their own lumber yards that drove companies like Frost-Watson out of business; they weren't needed anymore.
* I don't know when the name changed from Miquon Upper. It is always stressed that Miquon Upper and Crefeld are the same school; nothing officially changed except the name.