Merion Station, PA
Just west of Philadelphia
, apartment residents in Merion Station are surrounded by a number of historical sites and attractions that can whet their appetite for local culture.
Throughout the 20th century, the Merion Tribute House has been a popular venue for social and cultural events. After World War I, local businessman Elrigde Johnson volunteered to demolish his house and build a "tribute house" in honor of the 81 men from Merion that served in the war. Stone was pulled from the countryside around Merion, and workers exercised careful attention to detail as they constructed an ornate and complex Gothic structure.
Renowned among Merion Station apartment residents for its sheer beauty, the Tribute House has hosted local receptions and ceremonies for years, but it is a particularly popular spot for residents to tie the knot. Weddings have been held in the hall since 1924, and the balcony is a popular spot for brides to toss their bouquets.
The children of those who rent apartments in Merion Station can also learn their fair share of history at the neighborhood's renowned Waldron Mercy Academy. The private Catholic school has been in operation since a group of Irish nuns formed the foundations of the school in the late 1800s before it was moved to its current location in 1923. Today, the academy is highly regarded by those in Merion Station apartments for its strong academics and accomplished performing and fine arts programs.