Historic Preservation Inspires a Welcoming Gateway for Tredyffrin

What began as a plan to demolish a historic inn turned into a preservation story that was a win for the community!

A number of stakeholders including Summit Realty Advisors, the developer, and Tredyffrin Township worked on a compromise plan after more than 4,000 residents signed a petition calling for the preservation of the inn. 

In the end, the parties developed a plan to not only preserve and restore the 800-square-foot historic property (far right in the upper picture) but the new 12,900-square-foot CVS has a stone facade, which complements both the historic inn and the Sarah Siler House (c. 1798) across the street (pictured below.) The stone wall in front of the CVS visually connects the buildings to form a well-designed entrance to Tredyffrin on Lancaster Pike, which respects the township’s long history.