Stenton Mansion Grounds’ “Rejuvenation” To Celebrate Its Layers Of History

 

Bas Slabbers, for NewsWorks

Bas Slabbers, for NewsWorks

  • Germantown’s historic Stenton mansion will be rejuvenated by landscape architect Claudia Levy, reports NewsWorks, at an estimated cost of $600,000 to $800,000. While the plan is meant to better reveal and connect the 1730 estate to the surrounding neighborhood, Levy is quick to note that the work will not constitute a restoration, but a celebration of three centuries of shifting trends in gardening and historic preservation. “My work, to begin with, is to do a master plan for the site that takes into account all of the history that has gone on here — all of the different periods, evolutions and uses of the landscape, and what it needs to be going forward as part of the programming at Stenton,” says Levy.
  • The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, is pleased to announce two upcoming series of workshops in September and October for the owners of historic homes. Attendees will have a great opportunity to learn about the best practices for the research, restoration and maintenance of historic homes. For additional information, click HERE.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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