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  • Chestnut Hill Historical Society
    Green Resources Historic Preservation is the original Green Architect Carl Elefante has written that the greenest building is one that is already built Preserving our historic buildings and their surroundings not only preserves our heritage but it can also conserve precious resources Check back here for more on how historic preservation and sustainability can work together Cool your home naturally Take advantage of the natural cooling properties of your older

    Original URL path: http://www.chhist.org/resourcecenter/greenresources.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • CHHS Newsletter
    Contractors Product Suppliers Reference Shelf Green Resources News Newsletter Advocacy News Calendar About Chestnut Hill Links The Historic District For Visitors Newsletter The Chestnut Hill Historical Society publishes a lively and informative newsletter In it is information on news and upcoming programs at the CHHS reviews of recent events and the struggles and successes of the organization The newsletter is our direct line to our more than 400 members and

    Original URL path: http://www.chhist.org/news/newsletter.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • CHHS Advocacy News
    increasing the size of the Commercial Zoning Bill 110763 modifies the Germantown Avenue Overlay requirements Bill 110764 will reverse the direction of Hartwell Lane to run toward Germantown Avenue upon completion of construction The Bills have been reported out of Committee and are expected to have their 2nd reading and Council vote on December 15 The project design and details will continue to change as the developer moves forward The Working Group has been negotiating 3 key documents that will guide and restrict the future development of the project The documents are the Zoning Bills a Community Development Agreement and deed restrictions The CDA and the deed restrictions are legally binding upon the property Owner and will run with the land This protects the community in the event that the property is sold in the future The HDAC remains generally supportive of the project if the developer agrees to final language of the Zoning Bills a Community Development Agreement and deed restrictions that is acceptable to the Working Group There are several important community meetings coming up in Chestnut Hill On Wednesday December 7 LUPZ will have a meeting at 6 00 pm and DRC will meet at 7 30 pm Both meetings will take place at Chestnut Hill Hospital On Monday December 12 at 8 00 pm the Community Association Board will meet and vote on the project The Historical Society strongly encourages you to attend the community meetings to learn more about the project and express your opinions OCTOBER 24 2011 Dear Members For the past 20 months the residents of Chestnut Hill have anxiously awaited the outcome of a negotiating process in which community and neighbor organizations have sought to influence Chestnut Hill College s Master Plan for the development of the 32 acre Sugarloaf property On Thursday October 27 at 6 00 pm the community s Sugarloaf Negotating Group will present its recommended settlement to the CHCA Board for their approval at the Sugarloaf mansion located at Bells Mill and Germantown Avenues If approved this may lead to an enforceable Community Development Agreement between the CHCA and the college Since this immensely complex issue directly and significantly affects the Historic District the Historical Society has been actively involved in these negotiations along with the Business Association Community Association Friends of the Wissahickon heirs to the Houston estate and two neighbor organizations Now that a settlement is near at hand we encourage Society members to attend the October 27 meeting both to understand the terms of the proposed settlement and to participate in the public discussion What follows is a brief summary of the Society s position on this issue BACKGROUND On August 2 2006 the Albert M Greenfield Foundation sold its Sugarloaf estate to Chestnut Hill College saying it had selected CHC in preference to eight other commercial developers because it would balance the best interests of the community the environment and would advance the Foundation s mission in support of institutional learning In October 2009

    Original URL path: http://www.chhist.org/news/advocacy.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • CHHS Links
    Links Other resources recommended by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society Chestnut Hill Community Association Chestnut Hill Business Association Chestnut Hill Local Friends of the Wissahickon Whitemarsh Hall Philadelphia s Historic Northwest Coalition The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia National Trust for Historic Preservation The Athenaeum of Philadelphia The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsyvania The Philly Fun Guide The Morris Arboretum The Woodmere Art Museum Springfield Township Historical Society

    Original URL path: http://www.chhist.org/chestnuthill/links.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • Chestnut Hill Historic District
    of Historic Places in 1985 This designation recognizes the historic significance of the neighborhood and its architectural heritage The National Register nomination for Chestnut Hill prepared by Jefferson Moak includes a brief narrative of the area s history and a description of the architecture of the neighborhood A pdf of the this narrative is available here The historic district nomination includes an inventory of the buildings in the neighborhood listing

    Original URL path: http://www.chhist.org/chestnuthill/historicdistrict.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • Visiting Chestnut Hill
    It is available as a cellphone audio tour just dial 215 525 1539 and as a web tour for your smartphone A free map that shows all the sites on the tour can be picked up at our headquarters at 8708 Germantown Ave at the Chestnut Hill Welcome Center at 8426 Germantown Ave and at many merchants on the avenue 20th Century Architecture in Chestnut Hill While Chestnut Hill is generally known for its fine nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture there are also many excellent examples of mid and late twentieth century homes by noted architects such as Robert Venturi Louis Kahn and Romaldo Giurgola A map and guide to these homes can be purchased at our headquarters at 8708 Germantown Ave A web version is also available Walking Tour of St Martin s The St Martin s area was at the core of Chestnut Hill s transformation from a rural village to a suburban community served by two railroad lines Developed by Pennsylvania Railroad director Henry Howard Houston and continued by his son in law George Woodward St Martin s includes several community institutions as well as many fine homes A walking tour booklet may be purchased at our headquarters at 8708 Germantown Ave The Archives The Historical Society s archives are available for those interested in researching topics in Chestnut Hill s past The collection contains architectural drawings and other building records more than 8 200 photographic images maps including real estate atlases from the 1870s through the 1930s prints drawings deeds diaries genealogical materials books taped and transcribed oral histories and selected objects The archives are open Tuesday through Friday from 9 30am until 2 30pm and most Saturdays from 11am until 4pm Appointments for use of the collections are preferred call 215 247 0417 for

    Original URL path: http://www.chhist.org/chestnuthill/visit.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • CHESTNUTHILL
    JOHN NAYLOR PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION CHESTNUT HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY photograph courtesy of Chestnut Hill Historical Society John Naylor Collection 1970 26 Home Introduction Biography of John Naylor Naylor Collection Sources CHHS

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  • Untitled Document
    Since then many of these structures have had minimal to substantial alterations while others appear similar to the images in the original photographs These photographs taken with Naylor s 4 x5 Speed Graflex camera convey his main interest in photographing overall exterior views of freestanding buildings placed in their physical and natural context during the winter or summer seasons with the exception of Rittenhouse Square These structures originally built on

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