We are thrilled to celebrate The Trust's 20 year anniversary. The Trust formed in 1992 as a public/private venture to innovate historic preservation in Fairmount Park. In 1993, the Philadelphia City Council passed City Ordinance #505 authorizing the Trust to secure long term leases for historic properties. Since 1998, The Trust has also provided architectural conservation services throughout the Philadelphia metro area. Many wonderful people have contributed to the success of this organization for the past twenty years, and we are looking forward to continuing this legacy into the future!
Glen Foerd Plaster Repair
Over the past summer, the Trust worked on the repair and replication of ornamental plaster elements at Glen Foerd Mansion on the Delaware River. Detailed rubber molds were made of existing elements to make replicas, any areas blistering, disaggregated plaster were carefully removed and cast elements were perfectly fitted where the original plaster portions were missing.
The Trust is honored to have received a 2013 Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia for our work on the Centennial Comfort Stations/Sakura Pavilions in West Fairmount Park. To learn more about the project, click here.
We would like to extend our congratulations to our collaborators on the project, the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Property - Capital Program Division – Fairmount Park; Friends of the Japanese House and Garden; Hanson General Contracting, Inc.; John Milner Architects, Inc. ; Materials Conservation Co., LLC ; O'Brien Roofing; Pannulla Construction Company, Inc.
Located in an original colonial landscape with a view of the lovely Monoshone Creek this circa 1810 building is available for long term lease. The historic structure features a wide entrance hall, three large rooms on the first floor and intact historical detailing throughout. Appropriate uses for the three story building are mixed use, including office or residential on the upper floors and possible café, educational or interpretive spaces on the first floor.