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Spring restoration workshops for homeowners

Live in an old house with wood windows that need some TLC? Wondering how to make your old house more energy-efficient? The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s homeowner workshops return this…

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    • Overbrook Farms Club Board Member Stephanie Kindt presents an original window in her home located on the 6300- block of Overbrook Avenue.

Overbrook Farms: Neighborhood Club Advocates to Preserve Neighborhood [video]

by Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzie [Philadelphia Neighborhoods]   With the delay of the historic district designation for Overbrook Farms, Overbrook Farms Club continues to spread awareness about the importance…



Overbrook Farms is roughly bounded by City Avenue, 58th Street, Woodbine Avenue, and 66th Street at Morris Park. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Overbrook Farms is a showcase of turn-of-the-century architectural styles. Its creation, starting in 1893, was a result of the combined forces of planned expansion of commuter suburbs along the rails of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the immense wealth generated by the industrial growth and prosperity in Philadelphia after the Civil War. The neighborhood is bisected by the original Pennsylvania Railroad main line which today is used by Amtrak and SEPTA's Paoli/ Thorndale line. Overbrook Farms maintains the oldest continually operating neighborhood association in America, the Overbrook Farms Club.


In 2003, the Overbrook Farms Club Board of Directors voted to submit application to the Philadelphia Historic Commission nominating Overbrook Farms for historic certification in Philadelphia.

Proposed Overbrook Farms Historic District Documents
Public notice poster | Nomination form | Map |Boundary description | Description | Statement of significance |Bibliography | Inventory | Request to Table from Councilman Jones

City of Philadelphia Historical Commission Ordinance: Section 14-2007 Historic Buildings, Structures, Sites, Objects and Districts


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