Discovering Chestnut Hill: Conservancy honors St. Martin’s Station Committee and SEPTA with Preservation Recognition Award

Discovering Chestnut Hill | January 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Lou Richman, Chestnut Hill Conservancy Anyone who spends even a short time in Chestnut Hill knows how crucially the community depends on reliable public train service to connect it to Center City and beyond. But no less important than utilitarian transportation to Chestnut Hill’s vitality and identity are the handsome train stations that grace […]

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Discovering Chestnut Hill: Learn about Fairmount Park History in a spectacular home at the Park’s edge

Discovering Chestnut Hill | November 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Lori Salganicoff, Executive Director, Chestnut Hill Conservancy The Thursday, Nov. 15 final event in the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Fall 2018 “Discovering Chestnut Hill” tour and lecture series will present a history of Fairmount Park in Homewood, the spectacular Chestnut Hill home of Kim and Iain Dukes (former home of Eleanor Widener Dixon). Limited tickets […]

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Discovering Chestnut Hill: Illuminating history on Germantown Ave. during the Oct. 5 ‘Night of Lights’

Discovering Chestnut Hill | September 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Leah Silverstein, Director of Operations and Special Projects, Chestnut Hill Conservancy On Friday, October 5, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy will be presenting the second annual Night of Lights, an innovative public art exhibit that will transform Chestnut Hill’s commercial corridor into an interactive exhibit of local history and architecture. Many area shops and restaurants […]

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Discovering Chestnut Hill: A Tour of Germantown Avenue’s necklace of green space

Discovering Chestnut Hill | September 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Lori Salganicoff Chestnut Hill’s green landscapes, lush gardens, public parks and renowned architecture earned the neighborhood the distinct designation of “Philadelphia’s Garden District” by Mayor Rendell in 1997. The trees, flowers, and small parks that adorn our Germantown Avenue main street contribute immensely to its attractiveness as a “destination” commercial corridor – one of […]

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Discovering Chestnut Hill: A call for preservation projects that deserve recognition

Discovering Chestnut Hill | November 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Shirley Hanson, Chestnut Hill Conservancy Are you an architect who has helped a client undertake a painstaking restoration of a neglected building? Are you a building owner who has carefully rehabilitated worn-out parts of your older home? Are you a contractor who has helped to protect valuable features of an older building? Are you […]

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