Darby Transportation Center/ John Drew Park
The new Darby Transportation Center
was put into service on August 30, 2010
Next door is John Drew Park named after transportation
pioneer and civil rights activist John Mott Drew.
The park was once the site of the
Buttonwood Hotel
(below) which stood on the corner of 9th and Main.
Along the walkway six historical markers generously provided by SEPTA,
describe various aspects of Darby history. The signs were designed by a very
talented graphic artist named Greg Prichard
The Buttonwood Hotel, from a painting by Evans in the
collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia
A history of trolleys
Walkway between Main and MacDade
Sign near 1904 trolley bridge
1904 Iron
Historical Marker Signs

*John Drew's Jitney Srevice and the Darby Hilldales
*Darby and the Desegregation of Philadelphia Streetcars
*Darby: Transportation Hub
*Early Darby
*Darby and the Underground Railroad
*1904 Warren Pony-Truss
Trolley Bridge