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Ardrossan Chronicles: Radnor Township Makes Its Play

Parts of the Main Line land known as Ardrossan are close to getting a new owner–one that would likely preserve its current character and open space. Radnor Township is said to be “near a deal to buy part of the property,” specifically Wheeler Field and a 22-acre stretch at Newtown and Darby-Paoli roads, reports the Main Line Times.

Potential development plans as sketched out by heir Edward Scott III have caused strife in the township and concerns about multiple new dwellings and the new residents those dwellings would attract. The drama has been covered internationally, from the UK to the Huffington Post, which featured a slideshow of a house that is not, in fact, part of the drama. Oh well.

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Main Line Spotlight: Does Ardrossan Development Threaten Historic Sites?

Image via Midnight Cowgirl's Ginormous Movie List

Image via Midnight Cowgirl's Ginormous Movie List

On August 5, the Radnor Planning Commission had its first opportunity to hear about ES3 LP’s plans for the Ardrossan estate, the land immortalized in the play and film The Philadelphia Story. Edgar Scott III, the principal of ES3 and one of the heirs in control of the Montgomery-Scott-Wheeler family trust, was, at the time of the meeting, applying for a single density modification that would pave the way for him to develop the land.

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