Among the many notable architectural attributes of Chestnut Hill are the distinctive housing complexes developed by George Woodward between 1910 and 1930 in the St. Martins area.
Influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, English town planning, and Woodward’s frequent trips to Europe, these developments create a unique fabric that contributes substantially to Chestnut Hill’s appeal.
On Sunday, June 15, at 2 p.m., Peter Lapham, former executive director of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, will lead a walking tour through the St. Martins area to view some of these complexes. Along the way, the tour will also pass three of Philadelphia’s iconic modern houses by Louis Kahn, Robert Venturi, and Kenneth Day, as well as some of the substantial Victorian and early 20th century houses in the area.
The tour will meet at the intersection of Willow Grove Avenue and Lincoln Drive. The tour is free; donations to the Chestnut Hill Historical Society are welcomed. Space is limited and registration is required. Register at www.chhist.org.