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Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery Restoration & Preservation . A Unique and Historic Opportunity. BACKGROUND. Greenwood Holding, LLC acquires Willow Ridge, Ltd in 2008. Willow Ridge the former majority shareholder in the Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery

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Knights of pythias greenwood cemetery restoration preservation
Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery Restoration & Preservation

A Unique and Historic Opportunity


Background
BACKGROUND Preservation

  • Greenwood Holding, LLC acquires Willow Ridge, Ltd in 2008.

  • Willow Ridge the former majority shareholder in the Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery

  • Renewed Partnership with Friends of Greenwood

  • Team of renowned historians, architects, and archeologists develop plans for property renovation and beautification

  • Request input and guidance from the community


Objectives
OBJECTIVES Preservation

  • Restore and revitalize Greenwood Cemetery sensitive to the needs of the past, present, and future generations.

  • Meet the needs of CTCA Patients and Caregivers with new Guest Quarters, clinical expansion, and additional parking.

  • Restore “Cottage Farm” – Residence of Dr. Benjamin Rush on grounds of Greenwood Cemetery.


Overall benefits
OVERALL BENEFITS Preservation

  • Major commitment towards the restoration, preservation and protection of the cemetery as perpetual community green space

  • Stabilization of the Benjamin Rush House

  • Meet the needs of CTCA Patients and Caregivers with new Guest Quarters, clinical expansion, and additional parking.

  • Provide additional economic stimulus to community in terms of more jobs and capital expenditures


Partnership for progress
PARTNERSHIP FOR PROGRESS Preservation

  • Community & Local Government Outreach

    • Members of Phila. City Council

    • Community organizations

    • Faith-based consortium

  • Preliminary Planning Commission Support

  • Unanimous Historic Commission approval

  • Local media engagement



Knights of pythias greenwood cemetery restoration preservation

Restored Entry Gate Preservation

Before

After


Knights of pythias greenwood cemetery restoration preservation

Restored Residence Preservation

Before

After


Knights of pythias greenwood cemetery restoration preservation

Restored Grounds Preservation

Before

After


Diverse project team
Diverse Project Team Preservation

  • Ewing Cole – Architecture and Historic Preservation (www.ewingcole.com)

  • Louis Berger Group – Archeology (www.louisberger.com)

  • Stradley Ronan- Legal Counsel (www.stradley.com)

  • Friends of Greenwood – Minority Shareholder


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