The Main Line region is filled with hidden architectural gems with a rich history that were successfully preserved by being repurposed for modern-day use, including several in Montgomery County, writes Paul Jablow for the Main Line Today.
The Arbors at Athens in Ardmore once served as a church, and has since been carved into four condos and a single home by developer D. Scott Brehman.
Bryn Mawr Hospital Thrift Shop was originally a passenger station, ticket office, and telegraph office built by Pennsylvania Railroad around 1860.
Meanwhile, Tired Hands Fermentaria Tap Room in Ardmore was constructed in 1940 as a bus garage.
Also originally a garage, La Colombe Coffee Roasters and Hope’s Country Fresh Cookies/Snap Pizza has been remodeled by developer Paul Aschkenasy to be the focal point of Bryn Mawr Village Shopping Center.
The Pullman Restaurant & Bar in Bryn Mawr is a former Pennsylvania Railroad baggage and freight building, while an 1886 mini-mansion in Bala Cynwyd has become French International School.
Finally, the vast old Pencoyd Ironworks site in Bala Cynwyd has been transformed into Ironworks at Pencoyd Landing, containing a hotel and several popular restaurants.
Read more about Main Line’s hidden architectural gems in the Main Line Today.
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