Wissahickon Hall renewal

Something’s been missing in the historic building on Lincoln Drive and Gypsy Lane: cops. Erected in the 1850s, Wissahickon Hall is a city-owned property with a roomy balcony and a striking view of the creek. From the ’70s until 2008, some incarnation of the Philadelphia Police Department has been located there. Most recently, it was home to the 92nd District. Anyone who motored by the building in the past four decades has come to associate it with a fleet of cop cars. But in 2008, budget cuts forced the 92nd District to disband, and the building fell vacant for the next two years. READ MORE

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