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An Exploration of the Wondrous Chestnut Hill: Water Tower

An Exploration of the Wondrous Chestnut Hill: Water Tower

After living on the cusp of Chestnut Hill for nearly two decades and designing/remodeling dozens of homes in the area, I decided to take a more studious look at the history, architecture, and industrial development of Chestnut Hill. Ironically I have traveled great distances (Italy, France, Spain, etc.) to study culture, art, and architecture, yet I've neglected to explore my very own backyard. An oversight that proved to be unwise considering I am now completely fascinated by Chestnut Hill!  This will be a 3 Part Post. This first post will focus on my exploration of the Water Tower.

My exploration started with a walking tour of the water tower and an overview of the industrial development of Chestnut Hill hosted by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society and led by Architect Jean McCoubrey.  CONTINUED...