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     IMeandering in Media
n the 19th century, Media became a popular summer resort for wealthy Philadelphians, leading to the construction of many striking homes. Media’s architectural landscape includes buildings in the Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Second Empire, Italianate, Queen Anne and Vernacular styles, some designed by noted architects like James McArthur and William S. Price.
State Street is the undisputed hub of downtown Media, and one of its most striking features is the Media Theatre. Its handsome façade, dating to 1927, is always worth a look, and the theater was planning to reopen for performances this spring. For up-to-date information, head to
A n o t h e r f a m o u s l a n d m a r k i s t h e A r r m m o o r r y y, , a a n n example of Gothic Revival architecture. It houses
the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum, which is currently closed to visitors (but check www.paveterans for updates), and a Trader Joe’s.
Other architectural destinations include the State Street Historic District, Media Borough Hall, the Institute of Science and many more. For a comprehensive list, go to community/walking-tour.
A terrific outdoor destination is Delco’s oldest park, Glen Providence Park, a 25-acre space with several scenic hiking trails.
Want a comfortable place to rest after all that strolling? Stop at Plum Street Mall, a three-block pedestrian zone with abundant benches and colorful planters.
A real Media original is Deals Variety Store,
which carries anything from hardware to household items, toys and office supplies. For women’s cloth- ing, scarves and jewelry, Kuta is a great destination. Many of the store’s items are Fair Trade, so you can feel good about splurging.
Want to bring
home something nice for family and friends? Local Home + Gifts is the go-to for tasteful Delco gear. For handmade pottery and other crafts, we suggest Earth & State.
There are so many options in Media, it’s hard to limit ourselves to just a few. State Street is arguably Delco’s best and most eclectic dining destination. There’s Mexican, Italian, dim sum, coffee shops, breweries, French, Thai and so much more. Check to see for yourself, or just walk down State to see what culinary treasures you discover.
If you have time for just one stop, make it the Towne House in Veterans Square. After a major renovation, this Delco legend is back, combining five different food and drink venues that center around a large, airy courtyard.
For fresh produce, stop at the Media Farmers Market on Edgemont Street, which is open Sundays.
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