On Sunday, neighbors of the Mt. Airy train station, at Gowen Avenue and Devon Street, turned out as they do every year to decorate the station. The building was designed by Frank Furness in 1882, the same year his Undine boathouse opened on Boat House Row.
The station houses a SEPTA ticket office and waiting room, as well as the 80,000 book inventory of Walk a Crooked Mile Books. The used book store, an integral part of the neighborhood for fifteen years, will host an open house this Friday night December 2. Greg Williams, the bookstore’s owner, tells us, “we’ll have a fire outside, the makings for s’mores, other food and drink, a chance to shop both outside and inside until 9 p.m. and live music by one of our favorite singer songwriters, Sharon Abbott.”