An Evening at the Wheel Pump
You have probably driven by the Wheel Pump located at 529 Bethlehem Pike a thousand times. But now, a unique opportunity to witness the rebirth and thoughtful restoration of one of the most prominent historic Inn’s and its accessory buildings along Bethlehem Pike.
Built circa 1735 the village that sprung up around the Inn was called Wheel Pump, later Heydrick’s Hollow, Heydrick’s Dale, and finally Erdenheim as we know it today. Flourtown Erdenheim was a noted stopping place for travelers just outside Philadelphia and the Wheel Pump became the first of the historic Inns to be built on the Pike. Today, the current owner, Brian Quinn of BQ Basement’s has completed an amazing restoration of the main Inn and original second floor bar, as well as the accesorry buildings on the property.
Join us as the Springfield Township Historical Society and BQ Basement Systems hosts an evening of history, a reflection on historical images and artifacts. The owner and the architect who worked on the restoration will be on hand to share stories and point out unique features. You are also welcome to wander the property and take it all in on your own!
Food and refreshments will be provided!
Acoustic performance by Revolving Doors featuring the Page Brothers, Greg & Chris (Spaj) Page.
All proceeds for the event will go to the Springfield Township Historical Society.
The official registration and financial information of the Springfield Township Historical Society may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.