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Properties on the Lower Merion Conservancy WatchList

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These 8 at-risk locations are being monitored by the township’s historical society.

Ardmore Theater. While the conservancy is happy with the developer’s plan to preserve the 1922 theater building, it’s not as thrilled with a proposed seven-story high-rise on the property. So far, the township agrees.

Bala (Egyptian) Theater, Bala Cynwyd. The conservancy is calling for the preservation of the 1927 building, which is currently unoccupied.

Baptist Church of the Evangel, Narberth. See full story here: The Preservation and Progress of the Main Line Through the Years

Barker Mill, Gladwyne. Due to longstanding vacancy, the mill is in “deplorable” condition. Built-in the 19th century, it produced rifles, carpets, and woolen and cotton goods.

Linden Hill, Gladwyne. This Norman-style estate was designed in the late 1920s by well-known architect Edmund Gilchrist. It’s under threat by new development.

Log House, Gladwyne. The conservancy is urging the owner to halt further deterioration of the 18th-century log cabin and preserve it.

Lower Merion School District Field Properties, Villanova. Demolition is proposed for a number of historic residential properties along Montgomery Avenue and County Line Road. Designed in the early 1900s by architect Frank Miles Day, they were once part of the Stoneleigh Estate.

WCAU Studios Building, Bala Cynwyd. Designed by Robert Montgomery Brown and George Howe and built-in 1952, the structure has been vacant since 2018 and is worthy of more than a standard mixed-use development.