Consideration of purchase of Abolition Hall property on agenda for Whitemarsh Township’s Board of Supervisors

On the April 8th agenda of the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors is an agenda item involving the consideration of an agreement of sale involving the Corson Property Tract which is the location of Abolition Hall. The property is in the Plymouth Meeting section of Whitemarsh Township.

In July of 2020, after about a two-and-a-half-year process, developer K. Hovnanian walked away from the approved redevelopment of the property into townhouses (Abolition Hall and some other structures would have remained, but a field would become a townhouse community).

In August of 2020, Whitemarsh Township Supervisor Laura Boyle Nestor was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article expressing interest in the property.

Abolition Hall, and possibly the surrounding property, was used as a station on the Underground Railroad.

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