What’s your favorite treasured place in Chestnut Hill?
The Nominations are in, and voting is now open! The publicly-chosen Architectural Hall of Fame recognizes treasured residential, institutional, and commercial/public places in Chestnut Hill. Visit the 2021 Finalists webpage to learn more about each of the nominees – you can vote for one in each category!
View the twenty treasures already chosen by you and your neighbors for the Chestnut Hill Architectural Hall of Fame to see the company this year’s inductees will be keeping.
  • William Streeper House – 9198 Stenton Avenue at Bell’s Mill Road (late-18th century, 1926, 1951; Linerd Conarroe, Architect)
  • Evergreen Place – 8612-8622, 8613-8623 Evergreen Place (1887-89, 1925 Robert Rhodes McGoodwin, Architect)
  • Keewaydin – Cherokee Street, Mermaid Lane & W. Moreland Avenue (1889, 1901, 1909-12; George T. Pearson, Architect)
  • Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting – 100 East Mermaid Lane (1931; Heacock & Hokanson, Architect; Melvin Grebe, Builder; 1960 addition, Richard Yarnall, Architect)
  • Jenks Wall and Children’s Park – Germantown Avenue at Southampton Street (ca. 1827, 1997)
  • Chestnut Hill Women’s Center (aka Julia Hebard Marsden Residence) – 8835, formerly 8811, Germantown Avenue (1903; Charles Barton Keen, Architect)
  • Valley Green Bridge – Crossing Wissahickon Creek near Valley Green Inn (and Forbidden Drive) (1932, 1915)
  • Kilian’s Hardware – 8450 Germantown Avenue (1925, possibly originally early 19th-century; Melvin H. Grebe, Builder)
Voting will be open from now until April 30. The winners will be revealed at our Architectural Hall of Fame Celebration on May 22nd.
Benefactor Tickets Still Available
Be the first to know which properties will be inducted into the Chestnut Hill Architectural Hall of Fame, and support the Conservancy during our only fundraiser of 2021! 
We hope you’ll join us for a delicious meal and a lively virtual program, including a special guest Master of Ceremonies (stay tuned!), auction, the Hall of Fame’s 2021 inductees, a behind-the-scenes tour of Louis Kahn’s Esherick House, and more!
Don’t forget, the deadline to be listed as a Benefactor on the invitation is Friday, March 26th. Please support our only fundraising event this year by becoming a Benefactor at one of the following levels:
  • Schist: $5,000 Ticket to our unique online event and a catered Pod Party dinner for 12 by Catering by Design at your home (Date of party to be agreed upon by host and caterer; fmv $1,800)
  • Slate: $3,000 Ticket to our unique online event and a catered Pod Party dinner for 8 by Catering by Design at your home (Date of party to be agreed upon by host and caterer; fmv $1,200)
  • Bluestone: $125/person Ticket to our unique online event and a delivered dinner from Bacchus Catering to heat and enjoy the evening of the Celebration (fmv $33)
All Benefactors will also receive a link to this year’s virtual Celebration and recognition in all of our printed and online communications. Visit our website for more information or purchase tickets online now.
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