Thank you to Save Ardmore Coalition

Save Ardmore Coalition, “working together for Lower Merion’s future” is a grassroots community organization that is dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Ardmore business district.  However, many of the blog contributors including Carla, are interested in communities beyond their own backyard, including Tredyffrin Township.  Carla has been following Mt. Pleasant’s neighborhood struggles and recently conducted a field trip to Mt. Pleasant to document the community. Her posting titled Visiting Mt. Pleasant: Another Small Neighborhood at Risk tells it all.  Carla’s Mt. Pleasant photos.

I am excited that the Save Ardmore Coalition has announced my Community Matters in Tredyffrin Township blog to their audience; click here for the announcement.  Communities helping communities is how we are going to make a difference! Thank you Save Ardmore Coalition for doing your part!

Local Nonprofit Organization has Apartment For Rent in Historic Revolutionary General’s House

General DuPortail House

Do you know someone who would enjoy the unique experience of living in a Revolutionary War General’s headquarters? I serve on the Board of Directors for  historic DuPortail House in Chesterbrook and the home’s 2-BR apartment is now available for rent.  I’m sure that most people don’t realize that there is a rental apartment, located on the 2nd floor of the 270-yr. old stone farmhouse.  The DuPortail House property also contains a rental cottage on the grounds (the cottage is currently leased). Up until a few weeks ago, the house apartment was rented by a lovely young professional but unfortunately Rachel’s company went through an acquistion, she lost her job and was forced in to moving to her parents home. 

The DuPortail House board is now trying to find a new tenant; below is the Craigslist posting for this wonderful historic apartment.  For information or to see the apartment, please contact me at pattye@greatvalleyhouse.com .

Apartment has two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen and living room on second floor of historic DuPortail House in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County. Includes a room A/C and washer and dryer in basement. Rent is $1100 per month, including untilities. Close to shopping and Route 202. Located in lovely park setting in Chesterbrook. Quiet small pet permitted with additional security deposit.

DuPortail House and the Federal Barn in Chesterbrook are both on the National Register of Historic Places.  DuPortail House is available to rent for weddings, receptions, corporate meetings, etc.  There are ongoing maintenance costs in the preservation of this historic landmark property and our nonprofit board struggles to meet these financial demands.  The rental of the house, the cottage and the apartment are required just to meet the monthly costs of the house and grounds.  We can not afford to have the apartment vacant – please, if you know someone who may be interested, I ask you to pass the information along.  If you want details of renting the house for a meeting or special event, contact Event Cordinator Kate Frey, 610.644.4840 or visit the website.