Leasing Success Story:

Ridgeland

Ridgeland Mansion sits at the end of a quiet lane lined with magnificent oak trees in West Fairmount Park. Since 1997 the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia has leased the property from the Trust for use as offices and program space. Generous funding from the William B. Dietrich Foundation provided for the capitol improvements needed for the buildings which include the mansion, barn, ice house and guard box. The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia provides free support services to cancer patients and their families. Programming includes stress management, bereavement support groups, nutrition, fitness and many other programs offered at no cost to the participants. The CSCP’s programs have annual visitation of between 10,000 and 12,000 individuals, attracting more park users then many of our traditional tourist destinations. The CSCP’s excellent stewardship of the Ridgeland Mansion complex is commendable and leads the way as an example of public private partnerships and adaptive reuse of historic structures.

Before and after photos of Ridgeland

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