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Chestnut Hill Conservancy in the news

2017

June 22 – Chestnut Hill Local – Shirley Hanson: A cornerstone of Chestnut Hill history – by Frank Niepold (PDF)

June 8 – Chestnut Hill Local – The Wissahickon Watershed is in your backyard – by Angelina Jones (CHC Conservation and Easements Manager) (PDF)

June 8 – Chestnut Hill Local – CHCA and CHC preservation survey provides roadmap to improved conservation planning – by Brendan Sample (PDF)

June 1 – Chestnut Hill Local – CH Conservancy announces deal to preserve 30 W. Chestnut Hill Ave, 2 other properties – by Pete Mazzaccaro (PDF)

May 4 – Chestnut Hill Local – Chestnut Hill, let’s talk about our greenspaces (PDF)

May 4 – Chestnut Hill Local – Innovation and preservation: The architectural heritage of Chestnut Hill (PDF)

April 27 – Chestnut Hill Local – Residents turn out to hear experts on Hill development, conservation – by Sue Ann Rybak (PDF)

April 27 – Chestnut Hill Local – What’s next after the Visionaries Roundtable: A call to involvement – by Lori Salganicoff (CHC Executive Director) (PDF)

April 25 – PlanPhilly – Chestnut Hill roundtable looks to the past to plan for the future – by Alan Jaffe (PDF)

April 20 – Chestnut Hill Local – A ‘museum’ and history lesson found at local arboretum – by Brendan Stiteler (PDF)

April 13 – Chestnut Hill Local – Upcoming event recalls legendary architects’ prescient words about Chestnut Hill at 1970 panel discussion – by Shirley Hanson (PDF)

April 13 – Chestnut Hill Local – Conservation easement talk (PDF)

April 6 – Chestnut Hill Local – Meet the ‘visionaries’ to spark at April 21 event – by Dan Macey (PDF)

March 23 – Chestnut Hill Local – Chestnut Hill Conservancy re-accredited as premier urban land trust – by Pete Mazzaccaro (PDF)

March 16 – Chestnut Hill Local – Preserving an Olmsted Brothers-designed landscape – by Angelina Jones (CHC Conservation and Easements Manager) (PDF)

March 10 – Philadelphia magazine – Panel to tackle past, present and future in Chestnut Hill – by Sandy Smith (PDF)

February 13 – PlanPhilly – Chestnut Hill group broadens focus to integrate preservation and conservation – by Alan Jaffe (PDF)

February 2 – Chestnut Hill Local – 2017 Preservation Awards applaud community members’ exceptional care (part 2) – Shirley Hanson (PDF)

January 26 – Chestnut Hill Local – 2017 Preservation Awards applaud community members’ exceptional care (part 1) – Shirley Hanson (PDF)

January 20 – Philadelphia magazine – William Penn grant to help Chestnut Hill preserve what’s special about it – by Taylor Carson (PDF)

January 19 – Chestnut Hill Local – Chestnut Hill Conservancy wins Wm. Penn Foundation grant for conservation study – by Pete Mazzaccaro (PDF)

January 12 – Chestnut Hill Local – Historical Society announces new brand as Chestnut Hill Conservancy – by Pete Mazzaccaro (PDF)

 

2016

November 15 – Archinect – The Vanna Venturi house becomes an official historic place – by Julia Ingalls

November 15 – Chestnut Hill Local – Architectural Hall of Fame winners now a part of neighborhood history – by Kevin Dicciani

November 11 – Curbed Philly – Vanna Venturi House in Chestnut Hill achieves historic designation – by Melissa Romero

October 5 – Curbed Philly – George Howe’s Hollow Hill estate sold for $2M at sheriff’s sale – by Melissa Romero

September 30 – Curbed Philly – George Howe’s High Hollow estate heads to sheriff’s sale in October – by Melissa Romero

September 28 – Chestnut Hill Local – Voting open for CHHS Architectural Hall of Fame

September 8 – Chestnut Hill Local – Understanding the facts about Greylock and easements – by Randy Williams (CHHS Board President)

September 8 – Chestnut Hill Local – Easements not to blame for Greylock – by Richard Snowden (CHHS Board Member)

August 26 – Philadelphia magazine – Greylock Estate Up For Sheriff’s Sale – by Sandy Smith

August 17 – Chestnut Hill Local – Facing sheriff’s sale, Greylock’s future uncertain – by MegAnne Liebsch

July 20 – Chestnut Hill Local – Cresheim Valley Drive ruins were once a summer retreat for young women – by Lucy Curtis

July 13 – Chestnut Hill Local – Developer promises to rebuild porch of historic Hill home – by Kevin Dicciani

May 10 – Chestnut Hill Local – LUPZ conditionally approves 2 E. Chestnut Hill Ave. plans – by Kevin Dicciani

March 2 – Chestnut Hill Local – Proposed task force to protect Hill’s history – by Kevin Dicciani

February 24 – Chestnut Hill Local – College students help update Hill’s Historic District designation – by Anne Wertz

January 21 – Chestnut Hill Local – This is your house – by Lori Salganicoff (CHC Executive Director)

January 13 – Chestnut Hill Local – CHHS mobilizes to save 130-year-old Hill home – by Pete Mazzaccaro

 

2015

December 29 – Chestnut Hill Local – St Martins golf course preservation deal sealed – by Pete Mazzaccaro

December 7 – Curbed Philly – Vanna Venturi Home Up for Historic Designation

December 2 – PlanPhilly – Historic designation ahead for Vanna Venturi House – by Ashley Hahn

November 24 – WHYY Newsworks – Chestnut Hill to expand definition of historic – by Alan Jaffe

November 17 – Chestnut Hill Local – Architectural Hall of Fame winners announced by CHHS – by Barbara Sherf

November 3 – Philadelphia Inquirer – Deal will save 37 acres of green space in Chestnut Hill – by Robert Moran

September 30 – Chestnut Hill Local – Chestnut Hill Historical Society announces nominees for its Hall of Fame

September 10 – Chestnut Hill Local – New homes at old Magarity site find eager buyers – by Paula M. Riley

May 20 – Chestnut Hill Local – 300 years of Chestnut Hill exhibit opens May 28 at Chestnut Hill Historical Society

July 15 – Chestnut Hill Local – Historical Commission moves to protect 121-year-old firehouse – by Pete Mazzaccaro

March 4 – Chestnut Hill Local – Chestnut Hill Historical Society embarks on a new home documentation project – by Heather Snyder Killinger

February 11 – Chestnut Hill Local – Preservation Celebration draws 340 to support historical society

 

2014

December 18 – Chestnut Hill Local – Lori Salganicoff named new executive director of CHHS – by Justin Berg

August 4 – WHYY Newsworks – ‘Beyond repair’ home at heart of historic-preservation battle in Chestnut Hill – by Alan Jaffe

 

2013

June 27 – Hidden City Philadelphia – VFW Post 5205, Chestnut Hill’s Portrait of Preservation – by Bradley Maule

May 13 – Hidden City Philadelphia – A Study In Modern Stewardship—Louis Kahn’s Esherick House, For Sale – by Fátima Olivieri