Student Volunteers Needed for May 21, 2017

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood seeks to recruit student volunteers (middle or high school; boys or girls) to staff at Proud Neighbors House Tour & Garden sites on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

We need 40 students for May 21, 2017!

Proud Neighbors will have seven houses on tour.  We split staffing into two shifts 11:45 AM through 2:45 PM and 2:30 PM through 5:30 PM. Assuming students want to staff in teams of two at Houses then we need 14 to 16 students from 11:45 AM thru 2:45 PM and 14 to 16 students from 2:30 PM thru 5:30 PM.

We also need student volunteers for Gardens, just a single student at each garden.  There are 4 gardens.  If preferred, students may staff the gardens in pairs.  4 to 8 students from 11:45 AM to 2:45 PM and 4 to 8 students from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Proud Neighbors can offer letters for Student Community Service Credit.

Students are an essential part of this annual fundraiser.  Students greet guests, check tickets, monitor flow of traffic into homes and serve as the public face to welcome visitors to Collingswood.

Proud Neighbors at the Green Festival!!!

Look for Proud Neighbors of Collingswood at the Collingswood Green Festival at Irvin Avenue on Saturday, April 8th, 2017.  Proud Neighbors will offer an auction of architectural salvage of eight original wood and glass doors from the historic 1928 “Collingswood Theater”, architect David Suppowitz.  These heavy doors are 83 – 85 inches high, approximately 2 1/4 ” thick and 29 inches wide.  Think green and apply your innovative plan for the reuse of these doors.  Stop by Proud Neighbors table to hear more about our mission and upcoming events.





Proud Neighbors Speaker Series March 23, 2017 “The Glass Crafter” 7 to 8:15 PM at Collingswood Library

Speaker Leonard Simkin

Craftsmanship and innovative decorative design for stained glass windows and products at affordable prices.  The Glass Crafter repairs damaged stained glass and provides full restoration services which restores damaged and broken pieces to their original condition and service.  Recently Len restored an original leaded window in the Collingswood Hurley Mansion.  Len of the Glass Crafter also creates and executes custom stained glass designs.

Proud Neighbors Porch Brunch and House Tour Booklet

Showcase your business, announce your significant personal milestone, birthday or a child’s graduation to the community in Proud Neighbors Porch Brunch and House Tour booklet.  Please spread the word about Proud Neighbors fundraising May 2017 event and the availability to advertise in this booklet.
We have booklets to use as samples to encourage sales of advertising for Proud Neighbors tour booklet.  If you would like sample booklets, please call Marlene at 609-707-3684.
AVAILABLE – Ad space on the very prominent color center-fold “map page” of Proud Neighbors tour booklet is still available.

Booklet 2017 advertising rates:
$200 for inside booklet COLOR (8″ long by 5″ wide)
$100 for full page black-and-white (8″ long by 5″ wide)
$75 for a half page black-and-white (3 3/4″ long by 5″ wide)
$50 for third page black-and-white (2 1/2 long by 5″ wide)
Please call today to reserve ad space!  Bunny 856-869-9350 or 215-806-4907 (cell)


Proud Neighbors offers grant to save historic windows

Collingswood resident, M. Walker , of Woodlawn Terrace, accepted the challenge and was awarded $200 for restoring the leaded glass window in his home.  Wood Window Restoration Grant is funded by Proud Neighbors of Collingswood, an all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity to encourage historic preservation in Collingswood.  The grant (one per household; maximum $200 per property) is restricted to restortions of original windows in pre-1925 Collingswood homes or buildings.  Grants are consistent with Proud Neighbors of Collingswood civic organization’s goals of striving to maintain the historic character of our Collingswood community.  This project aims to encourage residents to maintain original house details and recognize the importance of historic windows.  Contact  for more information.


Continuing Education at Rutgers University-Camden Architectural History

Course Description

Architecture is the product of social, cultural, religious, and political forces.  Great cultures and civilizations throughout the world would have produced not only great monuments but robust vernacular architectural traditions, closer ties to the environment and heir local contexts.  This course will present an introduction to buildings, landscapes, and other built artifacts in the United States constructed from the colonial period to the present, looking at both urban and rural building types.  Its approach will be pluralistic, drawing historical references from art history, social history, and cultural studies and introducing the range of material culture produced by Americans of all ethnic and socioeconomic groups.  The course will discuss the most significant works of engineering that relate to the creation of architecture, such as train sheds, exposition halls, stadium, bridges, industrial buildings, and dams.  The course will examine relevant examples of architectural history from other parts of the world, especially Europe, to help place development of American architecture within the wider content of movements throughout the world.  The course develops critical tools for the analysis and appreciation of architecture and its role in the world in which we live.  This course is required for the certificate in historic preservation.

Architectural History Walking Tour is ON!

We can’t wait to see everyone at today’s Architectural History Walking Tour!

The Historic Haddon Ave tour starts at 823 Haddon Avenue at noon, 2 and 3pm. We still have room on our 3PM residential tour, which starts at 315 White Horse Pike. Look for the blue tents at both starting points.

If you have not yet purchased a ticket and are planning to attend the 3PM residential tour, you can pay by check or cash at the start of the Historic Haddon Ave tour and get your wristband there.

All registrants wearing their wristbands are invited to a post-tour party at Devil’s Creek Brewery from 4-7PM.