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Fairmount Park: Historic Homes Have Stories to Tell

Fairmount Park: Historic Homes Have Stories to Tell

The Charms of Fairmount Park are six historic houses with six different stories to tell. Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Historic Strawberry Mansion and Woodford are maintained as historic house museums. Some people have visited all of them while others have never heard of them. In recent years, fewer people are visiting the […]

 By Carine Lavache and Stephanie Hirsch

Strawberry Mansion/Allegheny West: Loaded with History Worth Visiting

Strawberry Mansion/Allegheny West: Loaded with History Worth Visiting

Strawberry Mansion and Allegheny West have been marred by news reports of violence and drug problems for many years. What people may think are dangerous areas in North Philadelphia are unique subdivisions with their own rich history, from the Revolutionary War period to the modern era. These neighborhoods hold secrets to the past that enrich these […]

 

North Philadelphia: Keeping the Strawberries in Strawberry Mansion

North Philadelphia: Keeping the Strawberries in Strawberry Mansion

On April 25, residents, volunteers and workers came outside during National Garden Month to weed, mulch and plant a new strawberry patch at the Fairmount Park orchard shared by Woodford Mansion and Strawberry Mansion. Leaders and organizers of the event such as Phil Forsyth, executive director at Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP), began by explaining the day’s plans […]