Preserving History and Restoring Ecology of Pennypack Park

Preserving and Presenting the History of Northeast Philadelphia Since 1905
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FRANKFORD
THE CENTER FOR NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA HISTORY     


Tuesday, 09 April 2013   7:30pm
PENNYPACK PARK:
Preserving History and Restoring Ecology  
John Sloan, Landscape Architect/Designer
 
The beauty of Pennypack Park is well-known to Frankford and NE Philadelphia residents. But did you know about its historical and ecological significance?   John Sloan, a local landscape architect, will bring the 17 acres of public and privately owned park land adjacent to Pennypack Creek to life with a richly illustrated presentation.   Celebrate the rich industrial past of the site, with its 1697 Saunders Dale grist mill and dam and learn about the historical preservation and ecological restoration efforts underway to sustain this area as a historic NE Philadelphia resource.
John Sloan, a landscape architect and designer, has worked for the Water Department Office of Watersheds, familiarizing himself with the Pennypack Creek area, focusing on maintaining sustainable environments. Mr Sloan served as an archeologist at the 911 World Trade Center site and currently works as a landscape designer with Sci-Tek Consultants.
 1507 Orthodox Philadelphia, PA 19124
One block west of Frankford Ave between the Church and Margaret-Orthodox El Stops
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Refreshments served. Members free; Others $5.00
 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FRANKFORD
PO Box 4888, Philadelphia, PA 19124
215-743-6030