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    • Phased improvements include plans to invigorate the land around Lovett Memorial Library and add new features to the library. (Emily Brooks/for NewsWorks, file)

Mt. Airy community prepares for two-year closure of Lovett library

The mood was heavy as members of the Mt. Airy community gathered Monday evening for the Friends of Lovett Memorial Library's meeting. In January, the nearly 130-year-old library will be closing…

    • NewCourtland campus in Mt. Airy / Bas Slabbers

NewCourtland turns to community for input on EPPI site

The new owners of the sprawling site at 3232 Henry Avenue — the former Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute – don't have a formal plan yet for its transition into a campus…

    • Phased improvements include plans to invigorate the land around Lovett Memorial Library and add new features to the library. (Emily Brooks/for NewsWorks, file)

Lovett Library renovation efforts boosted by additional $1.75 million

When Mayor Michael Nutter talks about his days growing up around 52nd and Larchwood he makes it clear that the local library was a sacred place that made a difference in…

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ABOUT WEST MOUNT AIRY

West Mount Airy is bounded on the northwest by Cresheim Valley, which is part of Fairmont Park. To the North lies Chestnut Hill. It is bounded on the East by Germantown Ave and on the South by West Johnson Street. Below Germantown Ave is the neighborhood of Germantown. There is no official boundary between Mount Airy and Germantown. The most common consensus is that Johnson Street is the de facto boundary; however, the West Mount Airy Neighbors and East Mount Airy Neighbors organizations consider Washington Lane to be Mount Airy's southern edge. Historically, the entire area was part of the German Township. Many buildings in Mount Airy carry the identity and even the name of Germantown in one way or another. For example, the Unitarian Society of Germantown, the Germantown Jewish Centre, the Germantown Christian Assembly, and the Germantown Montessori School are all in Mount Airy, yet also belong culturally to Germantown.Much of modern Mount Airy was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, spreading out from Germantown Ave and two railroad lines. Large three-story, gray-stone Victorian, colonial revival, and Norman and Cotswold-style houses and mansions, with stained glass windows and slate roofs, are situated on many of the area's tree-lined streets.

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