Glen Foerd is much more than a story of the lives of some of Philadelphia’s elite families. Both servants and factory workers were essential to the operation of the estate. Leather workers, estate employees, and the wealthy estate residents comprised a complex, interdependent system that is the essence of the Glen Foerd story. While servants and factory workers were often exploited, they likely held out hope for a better life for their children. Despite the exhausting work and long hours, many people found their living standard better than the one they may have left behind.
R.C. Legnini is keeping this historic property alive! We are rebuilding sections of the Stone Water Tower Building, and the Sunporch. Trades involved: roofing, stone masonry, carpentry repairs, window restoration/glazing, historic quality masonry pointing, and painting.