Trust Receives HIP Award!

The Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust and its long-term leasing program were honored at the second annual History in Pennsylvania “HIP” Awards. The awards were presented at the History Affiliates Reception on October 24, 2013.

To learn more about the HIP Awards, please click here.

 

Tom McPoyle at CCS

Featured Conservation Project

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.

Click here to learn more about this project

Click here to learn more about our conservation program

Homeowner Workshops

2013 PA Grand Jury Awardee

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.

Leasing

Featured Leasing Opportunity

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.

Click here for more info about the Jacob Rittenhouse House.

Leasing

Restoration at Cedar Grove

Trust staff are currently working on the restoration of sash and shutters at Cedar Grove.  The park house, operated by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is currently closed for a large-scale restoration project.  To read more about the restoration project, please read here.