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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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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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Property’s Weekend Agenda: Chestnut Hill Preservation Winners Announced This Sunday

Do you know a project that was the epitome of historical preservation in Chestnut Hill last year? If so, hopefully you submitted it to the […]

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In the 1980s, Jodie Foster Touched the Bottom of This Home’s Pool

If ever there were a dubious selling point for a property, it’s this: One scene in the movie Stealing Home was filmed there. Not that […]

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Chestnut Hill History Is Unleashed

The Chestnut Hill Historical Society has put more than 11,000 of its photos online. As with PhillyHistory.org, they’re in a database that can be can […]