b'OUR SHARED HISTORYHeritage Conservancy maintains and updates its Register of Historic Places, a database of over650 structures that display historical significance within our region, to ensure that the mostnotable aspects of our heritage are recognized for future generations to enjoy and learn from.Help Heritage Conservancy further our mission of preserving and protecting our historic heritage.To request a nomination form or to learn more about becoming a committee member, pleasecontact Heritage Conservancy at 215-345-7020, email info@heritageconservancy.org, or visitour website heritageconservancy.org. +RENNINGER APARTMENT BUILDING THE GRAND THEATER The Renninger Apartment Building was built in 1924 by In August, Heritage Conservancys Historical Review Board Josiah Smith Renninger as an anniversary gift and met and voted to accept the Grand Theater into its Register income-producing property for his wife, Mary Langner of Historic Places. The Grand Theater has been a beautifulRenninger. When he passed away in 1939, the building became staple in the East Greenville community since its foundinga trust for their youngest daughter, Pearl, who suffered fromin the 1920s. It was designed and built by Souderton, PApolio. Much of the original architectural features remain on architect Jerome S. Landes, who also designed and builtthe exterior and interior. It is unique to find an apartmentThe Palace Theatre in Quakertown, PA, and The Broad Theatre building that retains its original features, and the presentin Souderton, PA. The 11-month restoration was very extensive owner continues to preserve that heritage. This is the thirdand included projects such as gutting the auditorium andproperty under his ownership that has been nominated andlobby, mold removal, HVAC updates, and replacing theapproved. We encourage others to follow in his footsteps! auditorium ceiling.THE SCHOLL POTTERY HOUSE THEODORE CORNELL MANOR The Scholl Pottery House (left), home to the Scholl family Created in 1848 by the famous painter and Langhorne native and built prior to 1774, represents the history and architectureEdward Hicks, the painting titled The Cornell Farm (right)that resulted from the German immigration in the 18th centurycurrently hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington to this area of Montgomery, as well as the pottery industryDC. The Theodore Cornell Manor (left) is the restoredcreated by these immigrants. The soil contained high-quality Victorian home that Theodore Cornell and Anna Buckman ceramic clay. This property contained the Scholl PotteryCornell built in 1885 to replace the stone farmhouse pictured Works, which was well known for its sgraffito technique. in this painting. This property was once part of the Cornell Although the pottery works no longer stands, the presentfamily farms that covered nearly 2000 acres. Along withowner has recovered many pottery shards, pieces of glass,the Victorian house, which retains most of its originaland metal objects. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has interior and exterior features, the property also contains a a number of Scholl pottery items (right) from the early spring house with an 1822 date stone and a carriage house. 19th century in its collection. After years of neglect, the owner is restoring the original architectural elements.6'