Girard Estate: Ideal City Homes

Produced by: 
Girard Estate Area Residents & Girard Estate Neighborhood Association
Year: 
2010
Duration: 
00:09:14

Individual Film Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Precious Places Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.5 compilation DVD.

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Scribe Video Center Program:

The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.

 


​Humanities Scholar: Kevin Trimell Jones

Production Facilitator: Ron Kanter 


Film Story:

Stephen Girard, the wealthiest American citizen of his time, willed to Philadelphia his 600-acre farm on the southern most tip of the city. In 1999, the Girard Estate neighborhood—now made up of privately-owned, tree-lined homes—was designated an official historic district. Today, as proud older residents, often on fixed incomes, struggle to maintain their properties, eager young families are attracted by the possibilities they see in the beautiful homes and tranquil, shady streets. This video calls upon residents’ memories to illuminate the tensions and restrictions created by the historic district designation.

 


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