Chestnut Hill

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Cops Will Card Drivers During Chestnut Hill’s Harry Potter Festival

Has the massively popular Harry Potter Festival gotten too big for Chestnut Hill? If you were anywhere on Germantown Avenue during last year’s event, this […]

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What $500K Will Buy You in Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill is notable for being Philadelphia’s Garden District, so it’s safe to assume that no matter where you are in the neighborhood, the landscape is […]

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Panel To Tackle Past, Present and Future in Chestnut Hill

Back in the 1960s, around the time each of them designed iconic residences in the neighborhood, architects Louis Kahn, Romaldo Giurgola and Robert Venturi discussed how […]

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William Penn Grant to Help Chestnut Hill Preserve What’s Special About It

With a new name and fiftieth anniversary to celebrate, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy (CH Conservancy) is having quite the new year. And now, the CH Conservancy has even […]

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Jawdropper of the Week: New Old Money in Chestnut Hill for $1.945M

Trompe l’oeil is a French term for an artistic practice that makes the viewer think she is looking at one thing when she’s actually seeing something […]

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Kenney: No Punishment Yet for City Attorney ID’d in Anti-Trump Vandalism

Mayor Jim Kenney said he will wait to determine a course of action regarding the city attorney who was allegedly caught photographing an accomplice’s anti-Donald Trump […]

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Philly GOP Wants City Attorney Connected to Anti-Trump Graffiti Fired

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZwz9JRmUg0 Philadelphia police are investigating an assistant city solicitor in connection with anti-Trump graffiti found on the side of an upscale supermarket in Chestnut Hill on November 25th, according to […]

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Police: Suspects Wanted for Anti-Trump Graffiti in Chestnut Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZwz9JRmUg0 Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects who apparently spray-painted anti-Donald Trump graffiti on the side of a grocery store in Chestnut Hill.

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Live Large On Top of The Hill for $1.275M

Chestnut Hill’s One West condo is a double first for the elevated Philadelphia neighborhood: The first new residential construction on Germantown Avenue and its first […]

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Inside the Increasingly Rough-and-Tumble Philadelphia Quidditch Scene

They hurtle toward each other, six per team, cleats sloshing with mean vigor on the ground still wet from the morning sprinklers. The quickest, most […]

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Jawdropper of the Week: A More Stately Manor in Lafayette Hill

Does the home whose rear portico you see above call to mind images of country clubs or mansions from the movies? If it doesn’t, maybe […]

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Greylock Estate Up For Sheriff’s Sale

Greylock, the English Jacobean Revival-style mansion Pittsburgh steel magnate Henry Laughlin built as his retirement home in Chestnut Hill in 1909, is being auctioned off to […]

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First-Time Find: So You Want To Live in Chestnut Hill?

Chestnut Hill’s fans and defenders take great pains to point out that the neighborhood doesn’t really deserve its reputation as Pennsylvania’s answer to Greenwich, Conn. […]

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Is Chestnut Hill the New East Passyunk?

It’s sometime after 5 on the Friday evening of Memorial Day weekend. That usually means Philly’s restaurants are quiet because everyone’s down the shore. But […]

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A Louis Kahn Icon in Chestnut Hill Wins National Preservation Award

The Margaret Esherick House in Chestnut Hill, one of Louis Kahn’s few residential commissions, has just won a national award for the preservation effort that […]