Mt. Airy Gateway Project Moves Forward

Newsletter // October 11, 2015

Mt. Airy Gateway Project Moves Forward

Summer 2015 interns from the Student Conservation Association joined the long line of volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours to the Gateway Project since its inception in 2010. Thanks to the group, remnants of a macadam driveway were removed, clearing the site for additional planting.

The goal of the Gateway Project is to restore two pergolas and the surrounding landscape at Lincoln Drive and Johnson Street. The pergolas were a 1901 gift to the people of Philadelphia from the financier Edward T. Stotesbury.

Critical to completing the Project was a $15,000 matching grant from the Philadelphia Activities Fund recently received through the office of Councilwoman Cindy Bass.

The project committee expects to work with Scott Walker of Axe Handle Timber on the trelliswork, which will crown the two piers remaining on the site. Peter DiCarlo of Levy DiCarlo Partners LLC, Architecture and Landscape Architecture designed the trelliswork. John M. Hanson of Hanson General Contracting, Inc., is contributing construction management expertise to the project. Stonehenge Masonry completed stonework restoration last spring.

By Doris Kessler, Gateway Project

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