1. The Powel House Annual Holiday Party took place on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Guests enjoyed cocktails and a holiday buffet along with a silent auction and caroling with members of the Orpheus Club. One of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the United States, it was built in 1765 by merchant and businessman Charles Stedman. By 1931, under threat of demolition, the house was purchased
and became the flagship property of the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Later restored and opened as a museum dedicated to Colonial Revivalism, it played an integral role in the redevelopment of Society Hill into one of the nation’s premier heritage neighborhoods just blocks from Independence Hall. Michael and Holly Gorsen chatted with Tom Price and Jonathan Burton, Landmarks Executive Director during the event .
2. Guests gathered around Powel House dining-room table to sample the generous assortment of traditional holiday dishes!
4. Alec Monaghan, Charles Keates and Jim Straw attended the annual holiday party at the Powel House.
6. Peter Gulia and Tom Price shared a moment with Orpheus Club member, Tim Ratner during the festivities.
7. Kate Haggerty and John Ventura.
8. Tim Ratner led the Orpheus Club in singing a selection of traditional carols on the Powel House stairway. The guests all joined in!
10. Riccardo Longo and Dawn Tancredi chatted with Mike DeLauri (center).
12. Andy Friel, Livia Klaus, Earl Vollmer and Carol Nevin enjoyed the annual event!
13. A selection of Silent Auction items was available for bids on the Powel House’ second floor.
14. Ed Strauss, Pat Coyle and Mary Sales attended the event.
15. Tim Alles chatted with Charles Keates and Greg Montanaro.
16. Guy and Beverly Hoffman and Jerry and Colleen Oetzell loved the silent auction!
17. Bob Marshall, Phyllis and Paul St.Onge and Katie Alles paused for a photo.
19. Landmarks Executive Director Jonathan Burton paused for a photo with Meagan Regina and Matt Ianone .
20. Geoff Dennis, Susan Schwartz, Pat Hilpl and Lee Dennis chatted with Powel House Committee Chair Margaret Lonzette (right).
21. And finally the view from the Powel House’s second floor !