Pattye Benson

Community Matters

5th Annual Historic House Tour a Success!

As President the Trust and chair of the Annual Historic House Tour, I would like to thank the special homeowners who allowed us to feature their beautiful homes on this year’s 5th Annual Historic House Tour. It is wonderful to live in a community that has people who cherish their historic properties and then allow others the opportunity to enjoy them!

The annual house tour provides an opportunity for our historic community to showcase their neighborhood architectural heritage and demonstrate how historic homes can be a perfect fit for our modern lives. Old houses tell wonderful stories, and this year’s featured homes did not disappoint. Under the vibrant blue sky and perfect summer-like temperatures, these generous homeowners opened their doors to Tredyffrin’s past to over 150 guests. As one of the Trust’s most anticipated annual events, we are extremely grateful to our historic homeowners who by sharing their extraordinary homes allow us to better understand Tredyffrin Township’s significant and unique history. I would like to thank also the many community volunteers and Trust Board members who volunteered their time and talents to help make this another successful Trust event.

After the house tour, I received many emails and calls, but think the following excerpt from a guest’s email probably best sums up the house tour for her and other visitors —

“. . . The Historic House Tour was superb, a beautiful day for touring with friends, and each house unique in its history and presentation. From small cozy rooms to a vast master suite, from springhouse to media room to “his and hers” pub space, all of it was fascinating. The grounds of each house were manicured and lovely and it was nice to find chums along the way. . .”

A sense of history and preservation of our historic resources is just one of the many reasons that Tredyffrin Township is a special place to live. Continuing to protect and honor our historic and architectural heritage will remain important to me should I be elected to the Board of Supervisors.
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