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Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery

A Collaborative study outlines two options for redeveloping the existing gatehouse and nearby buildings and land as exhibition, research, and meeting space for Laurel Hill visitors and the surrounding community. Members of the Rittenhouse, Widener, Elkins, and Strawbridge families—and Civil War heroes too—are buried here. Improvements will help visitors delve into history and explore this serene National Register of Historic Places cemetery.

Volunteer Design Team

Samuel Emory

Architect, Intern
SMP Architects
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Todd Woodward

Architect, Registered

"Developing long term relationships with other volunteers, Collaborative board members, and Collaborative staff has been the most rewarding aspect of my involvement with the organization."

SMP Architects
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Programming Study and Advisory Services for the Creation of a Visitors Center
3801 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Lower North Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
Value of Pro Bono Services
Design Grant Completed
May 27, 2016


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