About the Friends of the Willows Cottage

About the Friends of the Willows Cottage


Photo courtesy of Main Line Suburban Life.

Photo courtesy of Main Line Suburban Life.

Mission
The Mission of the Friends of the Willows Cottage is to preserve, restore and facilitate the adaptive reuse of the historic gate house for the Willows estate in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Through community participation and public-private partnerships we endeavor to create and maintain an asset that will serve the people of Radnor Township and those beyond its borders. This community led, local government supported project will exemplify the process of participatory democracy and will prove that the spirit of civil engagement is indeed alive in America.

The Friends of the Willows Cottage is committed to revitalizing this significant structure by utilizing sustainable and healthy practices that are energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and community-oriented. We believe that this enterprise will be one to be extolled.

Vision
Our ultimate vision for this building is to preserve and restore it using examples of sustainable technologies and methods. We hope to launch a center that will act as a living example of sustainability and will educate the local communities and beyond on energy efficiency, environmental awareness, community activity and health.