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Upper Moreland Township

Upper Moreland Township
117 Park Avenue
Willow Grove, PA19090-3215

Phone: (215) 659-3100
Email: Township Receptionist

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Historical Commission

Historical Commission PlaqueIn July of 2001, the Upper Moreland Board of Commissioners passed an Historic Preservation Ordinance to encourage preservation of sites significant to the history and development of the Township and to establish a Historical Commission chartered with administering that ordinance and developing an Inventory of Historical Properties.

The Historical Commission consists of up to fifteen members from the community to include an architect, a real estate agent, an attorney, a representative from the Advisory Planning Agency, a Township Commissioner, two members of the Upper Moreland Historical Association, and members from the general public. Members of the Historical Commission are appointed by the Commissioners and serve a three year term.

The Commission welcomes nominations to include properties on the Township’s Historical Inventory. You can review the property criteria and benefits of registration on our Ordinance Highlights page.

The Commission works closely with the private, non-profit, Upper Moreland Historical Association to foster and encourage preservation of our Community’s past for the benefit of future generations.

Any member of the community with such an interest may contact the Historical Commission by e-mail or through the Township Manager’s Office to discuss their possible involvement in the work of the Commission.

Mission Statement

The Historical Commission is charged with the responsibility to promote, protect and facilitate the preservation of buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts of historic significance and value that exist in the Township. Preservation of these resources is in the best interest of the prosperity and welfare of the people of Upper Moreland by enhancing property values, improving aesthetics of the built and natural environment, and creating the potential for heritage tourism.

General Responsibility of the Commission

The Upper Moreland Historical Commission has the general responsibility of promoting historic preservation in the Township by performing any or all of the following:

Highlights of the Upper Moreland Historic Preservation Ordinance No. 1451

IMPORTANT: Please note that this is merely an informal summary of selected points of the Ordinance and is not intended as a substitute for the official Ordinance.

Ordinance No. 1451 Document

Visit the Documents & Forms page and download the Ordinance No. 1451 document.

Meeting Schedule

The Historical Commission holds public meetings in the Caucus Room at the Township Building, 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. throughout the year.

The calendar for the year is listed below.

Members

Name Term Expires
Michelle Young, President Dec. 31, 2015
Jonathan DeJonge, Vice President Dec. 31, 2015
Bonnie Lynn MacDonald, Secretary Dec. 31, 2015
John L Connell, Treasurer Dec. 31, 2014
Shone Fix Dec. 31, 2013
Heather Greenleaf Dec. 31, 2013
Nicholas Scull Dec. 31, 2015
Joseph Lavalle Dec. 31, 2013
Susan Worth-LaManna Dec. 31, 2014
William Oetinger Dec. 31, 2014
Donald Warner Dec. 31, 2014
Robert Young Dec. 31, 2015

Inventory

The Inventory is an official listing of historic sites within the Township and is the result of the homeowner’s acceptance of this recognition of their pride of ownership of a part of the legacy of our community. Acceptance is strictly voluntary, and the Township boasts well over one hundred historic homes at the present time. Of these, the forty-one homes shown on the following pages currently comprise the Historic Inventory.

Historic Sites Inventory

Visit the Documents & Forms page and download the Historic Sites Inventory document.

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