News

Listed below are all news articles associated with the Greenwood Cemetery restoration project.

Post Beautification Burial

Posted: January 25, 2013

Grave and Lot sales continue.  The first new lot sale with interment since the Cemetery’s beautification and restoration, occurred in September 2012.  Neighboring residents are impressed with the work being done at Greenwood Cemetery and the numbers of lot purchase inquiries are increasing daily.

To find out how you can purchase your grave lot at Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery, please contact the cemetery manager- Joe Hevener at 215-533-2967.

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New Fence

Posted: January 25, 2013

Philadelphia Healthcare Properties, LLC contributed greatly to enhancing the cemetery’s curb appeal on Ramona Avenue (western border).   An outdated chain-link fence was replaced with 1.5 miles of faux wrought-iron perimeter fencing in April 2012. The new fence adds character to …

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Entrance Upgrade

Posted: January 25, 2013

There have been significant upgrades to the entrance of the grounds.  These changes have greatly improved accessibility to burials.  New entrance gates were fabricated to match the original gates and new stone walls (piers) were built. Additionally, a new concrete ...

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Saturdays

Posted: August 08, 2012

Friends of Greenwood (FoG) will be at the cemetery from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Saturday (weather permitting) to assist visitors, do office work, and do work around the cemetery. If anyone wants to assist the cemetery and do Volunteer Work, this would be a perfect time to help. Scouts, need to complete a badge? We may be able to help. Students, need to complete community service? Greenwood Cemetery is the perfect place to do it. Adults, do you need fresh air, exercise and meet other people while restoring a historical cemetery? Please call the cemetery now.

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Clean up day

Posted: August 08, 2012

The Friends of Greenwood Cemetery (FOG) is sponsoring the clean-up of historic Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery on April 2, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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Veteran Tombstone and Marker Cataloging

Posted: August 08, 2012

The Directors of the Friends of Greenwood Cemetery, along with the Philadelphia Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Museum, are sponsoring a Volunteer Day. 

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Introducing the Impeccably Restored Historic Greenwood Estate at Rush Farm

Posted: August 08, 2012

If any of the makeover reality TV show producers are looking for their next success-story subject, they would be wise to take a hard look at Greenwood Estate at Rush Farm. 

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Greenwood Cemetery Revitalization Wins National Award

Posted: August 08, 2012

The American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) has selected the Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery Revitalization Project as the recipient of its prestigious 2010 Industry Award for demonstrating a commitment to “going above and beyond” to preserve the historical and cultural resources of the project site consistent with the community, officials of the Baltimore-based organization just announced. 

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Media Advisory

Posted: August 08, 2012

A new and long-anticipated beginning for Greenwood Estate at Rush Farm on the grounds of the historic Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery is marked at the official April 30 groundbreaking at the cemetery. 

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Restoration Contractor Named

Posted: August 08, 2012

Philadelphia-based Hanson General Contracting, Inc., is directing the total structural restoration of the Greenwood Estate at Rush Farm, on the grounds of historic Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery (930 Adams Avenue), and the official project groundbreaking is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, April 30, organizers announced today. 

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A New Name and a New Mission For Historic House, Welcome "Greenwood Estate At Rush Farm"

Posted: August 08, 2012

The “cemetery house” has a new name and a new, community-focused mission as a result of the efforts of a group of concerned and passionate people who are making a difference in the revitalization of Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery. 

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News Release

Posted: December 04, 2009

Study reveals historic house on Benjamin Rush Estate in Juniata-Northwood was built between 1830 and 1850. Findings confirm Dr. Rush land ownership, clear way for structure restoration 

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Fall Beautification Day Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery

Posted: May 21, 2015

The Friends of Greenwood Cemetery is sponsoring the Landscaping and Clean-up of historic Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery on November 7, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Lively Community Discussion on Historic Structure

Posted: August 08, 2012

Using their knowledge of local history- and vivid imaginations – a roomful of passionate stakeholders recently expressed their ideas for the future use of what most have come to refer to as “The Benjamin Rush House” located on the grounds of the Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery. 

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August 3rd Historic House Meeting

Posted: August 08, 2012

Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery will host a community discussion on the potential use of the historic house. As you know, the house has been uninhabitable for many years however; under new ownership the cemetery has plans to renovate and restore the house. 

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The Delicate Process Begins

Posted: August 08, 2012

It was fitting that the delicate process of revitalizing the Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery would begin not with the roar of diesel engines but with solemn prayer. 

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Clean-up Days Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery Sponsored by the Friends of Greenwood Cemetery

Posted: August 08, 2012

The Friends of Greenwood Cemetery is sponsoring a Clean-up of historic Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery on July 18, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided for all volunteers. 

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Signing of Community Benefits Agreement Sets Stage for Neighborhood Stimulus and Revitalization of Historic Greenwood Cemetery Property, Including Benjamin Rush House, In Northwood Section of Philadelphia

Posted: May 20, 2009

It is now official. The two community associations – Northwood Civic and Northwood Concerned Citizens – and their neighbor, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Eastern Regional Medical Center, have agreed to a wide-ranging, comprehensive Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) that includes local employment, small business, and new home-buyer incentives, as well as significant support for the revitalization of the historic Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery property that adjoins the hospital grounds. 

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Clean-up Days

Posted: August 08, 2012

The Friends of Greenwood Cemetery sponsored a Spring Clean-up on April 4, 2009 staffed by volunteers dedicated to the preservation of the cemetery grounds, records and the Rush House. 

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Community and Adjoining Cancer Center to Benefit from Revitalization of Historic Greenwood Property, Including Benjamin Rush House, In Northwood Section of Philadelphia

Posted: December 01, 2008

The historic, 44-acre Greenwood property along Adams Avenue near Castor Avenue in Northwood is under new management by a group committed to revitalizing the site, including the historically significant but long neglected country house of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a Founding Father, and the surrounding cemetery grounds, it was announced today. 

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