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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



Restored Entry Gate Preservation

Before

After


Restored Residence Preservation

Before

After


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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