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850 Conshohocken State Rd

Date of Construction: ca. 1926-c. 1937
Original Architect:
Original Owner: American Legion
Description of the Resource: The Vandiver-Moylan American Legion Post 355 began in 1919, right after World War I. They purchased a small lot from the Merion Cemetery and built their post in the late 1920s on Conshohocken State Road, along Gully Run in Cynwyd. In a simple Colonial Revival style and constructed out of wood logs, the cross gabled building is reminiscent of post-medieval English houses. The entrance is located on the northwest facing wall, in the center of the gable front, and above the door is the circular American Legion marker. It is a small, one-story building and it has one chimney on the southern end. To the southeast is the Merion Cemetery, and to the southwest is the Gully Run Park. (8/2012) The American Legion Post No. 355 built a log cabin on this site adjacent to the Gully Run Park in the beginning of the 20th century.
Class: 2
Street Classification: Secondary
Name of Local Historic District: Not in a local district
Name of National Historic District: Not applicable
Reviewed By: Historical Commission
Inventory Index Number: BC062

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