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Vanna Venturi house listed on Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

November 20, 2016

Robert Venturi’s influential counterpoint to the Modernist aesthetic, the Vanna Venturi House (1964), has been placed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Although the home has been well cared for by previous owners, and its newest owner has pledged to do the same, until now, it had no formal protections. This designation will allow the Philadelphia Historical Commission to review any proposed changes to the exterior as well as any alterations that require a building permit. The Chestnut Hill Historical Society was able to complete the historic register nomination with funding from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.