In 2011, the Elkins Park neighbors banded together to begin a renovation of the historic Elkins Park Train Station Station, to repurpose it into a community arts space. The renovation was completed in 2013 thanks to the combined efforts of property owner, SEPTA, and a team of wonderful volunteers that included: Cheltenham Township businesswoman, Cynthia Blackwood (owner of The Frame House), Adam Silverman, and the Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation. By 2015, the venue became available for rental for community events, and in 2016, Cheltenham Center for the Arts officially adopted Elkins Central as its newest venue.
- March 23, 2013, NBC 10, Elkins Park Strikes a Sweet SEPTA Deal, by Sarah Glover
- June 18, 2013, Citizen's Call, Mural Project Enlivens Elkins Park Train Station,
A Labor of Love:
Below are photos of the transition from abandoned train station depot to finished restoration, and the hard work that it required!