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With a $1M anonymous donation, a shuttered historic mansion in Villanova will come back to life

June 18, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Willows mansion, a century-old property owned by Radnor Township that has fallen into disrepair, will be preserved, renovated and kept as a public space after the township and a newly-created private preservation organization recently signed a 10-year lease.

The agreement, signed last week by Radnor officials and the nonprofit Willows Park Preserve, gives the organization permission — for the first time — to oversee Willows mansion, a 10,000-square-foot house built in 1910. The lease doesn’t include the 45-plus acres that surrounds the mansion. That expanse of land will continue to be maintained by the town’s Public Works Department.

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