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Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Dating back to the 1680s, when it was a just small part of Germantown, the neighborhood of Mount Airy has a rich history that has shaped the diverse and tight-knit community that it is today. In 1750, William Allen, a chief justice for the province of Pennsylvania, built an estate at the corner of modern-day […]

 By Marchelle Roberts and Tiffany N. Mercer-Robbins

Germantown: Program as Safe Haven During Summer Months

Germantown: Program as Safe Haven During Summer Months

Rising temperatures come with rising crime rates in Philadelphia. The Johnson House Historic Site, in Germantown, helps to keep students safe during summer months and utilizes education to encourage unity and combat negativity in the community. The Working and Walking Together Program, which takes place on the Johnson House site, is a summer program that […]

 By Max Webber and James Riggio

Germantown: Festival Unites Historic Sites

Germantown: Festival Unites Historic Sites

Germantown’s annual festival celebrating history and culture has historical roots that go deep. “Fest for the Quest” was an annual collaboration among Historic Germantown and students from Germantown High School and Germantown Friends School. The two highlights of this event were the open forum “Germantown Speaks” and the open-air festival “A Great Day On The […]