The Powel House Committee cordially invites you to attend their annual fundraiser, the Powel House Garden Party! Join us for live music, cocktails and hors d'oeurves!
Our flagship home, the Powel House, at 244 South Third Street, is a premier example of Georgian architecture in the United States. A gathering place for people of intellectual and social distinction during the Revolutionary and Early National periods, the house was used as a warehouse by the late 19th century when the neighborhood became a busy manufacturing center. The house—along with the surrounding neighborhood—was in severe deterioration by the early 20th century. The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks was formed in 1931 to purchase the property and save the house from demolition. After partial restoration, Powel House was officially opened as a museum dedicated to the Colonial Revivalism popular in that time period. This particular history played an integral role in the redevelopment of Society Hill into one of our nation’s premier heritage neighborhoods The ongoing preservation of Powel House—along with an expanded historical interpretation—offers enduring value by inspiring direct engagement with the history of Philadelphia and our nation.
The mission of PhilaLandmarks is to inspire people to engage with history by preserving our four unique sites and by providing related historical, educational, and cultural programming. For more information please visit www.PhilaLandmarks.org or find us on social media @PhilaLandmarks.