Historic Preservation Lecture
Finding Beauty in the Ordinary: Rarities from the Lower Merion Township Building & Planning Archives
Starting in the 1920s, Lower Merion Township kept plans for nearly every building project in the Township on record. In addition to homes and commercial buildings, these archives give unique insight into uniquely 20th-century building types. This illustrated lecture will present highlights from the Building & Planning Department archives, coupled with historic photographs from the Lower Merion Historical Society and the context of the present day. This will be a unique opportunity to view local architectural treasures of the 20th century that haven’t been seen for decades!
Greg Prichard is Lower Merion Township’s staff Historic Preservation Planner. A native of Wayne, Greg has served on the Board of the Radnor Historical Society since 2007. In addition to his work at the Township, he operates a design consultancy focusing on the design of and research for interpretive signs for historic sites and trails. He earned a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University in 2011, where the subject of his thesis was the train stations of the Main Line between Overbrook and Paoli, now being adapted into a book.
**Please note the location of this event at Saint Asaph’s Church in Bala Cynwyd.