Sunday May 1, 2016 is Overbrook Farms History Night
This spring, the Overbrook Farms Club invites you to attend a history lecture and reception on Sunday, May 1, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Ivy Hall, 6331 Lancaster Avenue. Two local scholars will discuss the significant social and architectural history of Overbrook Farms. Notable for being the first planned community along the main line of the Columbia Railroad, Overbrook Farms has maintained its longstanding participatory management by a Board.
The event is open to the public, with suggested donation of $5.00. Reservations may be made at the following url: http://goo.gl/forms/wobHL7LSAz
Speakers include: Long term former resident Janet Benedetto, who researched and co-authored Overbrook Farm’s successful application for inclusion of Overbrook Farms on the National Register of Historic Places, and Greg Prichard, a designer and historian (who has conducted a long-term study of developers Wendell & Smith’s work led to an extended research internship at the Athenæum of Philadelphia. http://www.designandhistory.com/about/greg.php)
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Remember, it is up to all of us to keep Overbrook Farms safe and healthy for all.
Santa in the Park
The Overbrook Farms Club is hosting its annual Santa in the Park event Saturday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the 27th consecutive year Santa will delight children and provide parents with a memorable photo opportunity at the historic guardhouse in Morris Park
When: Saturday, December 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Bring the Kids, the Grandparents and the Family Dog. Don’t forget your camera. Beat the mall crowds! Spread the word, tell your neighbors and friends!!
The Overbrook Farms Club
Landlords and Tenants: Do you know your rights and responsibilities?
It’s that time of year again. Fall has come, the college students are back, and many of them rent in this neighborhood. Please refer to the following information regarding Philadelphia Rental Policies. Let’s keep the neighborhood a great place for residents and renters alike!!!
You spoke, and we listened (and transcribed)! At our May meeting, the Overbrook Farms community came together with members of neighboring communities to brainstorm ideas for building and strengthening our neighborhood, and creating opportunities for our youth. View post.
I KNOW A GUY…
Do you know someone who cleans gutters, remodels, services furnaces, repairs roofs…? Add the contact information for your recommended contractor to the Overbrook Farms Business Directory or review the listing and get recommendations from other neighbors for the vendors that you need. View post.
As a result of the senseless murder of our neighbor, James Stulhman, the Board invited the community to the March Board Meeting to discuss safety issues. What can we do to keep our neighborhood a safe and welcoming place? View post.
Images from the collections of the Overbrook Farms Club, the
Radnor Historical Society, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and
Overbrook Farms homeowners, combined with narratives from
knowledgeable residents, have been compiled here to present a
history of this significant community. Purchase a copy