Historic Radnor Stables Could Get Facelift, New Purpose

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A photo of historic horse stables at Fenimore Woods Park and a artist rendering of what it could look like when renovated.
Image via submitted photo to the Daily Times.
A photo of historic horse stables at Fenimore Woods Park and a artist rendering of what it could look like when renovated.

A study is looking at renovating and repurposing historic horse stables at Fenimore Woods Park in Radnor Township, writes Richard Ilgenfritz for the Daily Times.

The stables, built in the early 20th Century, are at the township-owned Fenimore Woods Park on Eagle Road in Wayne.

The park is named for Francis Fenimore, a Radnor landowner from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Radnor bought 11.5 acres of the property in 1973 for the park.

A feasibility study was commissioned with Gannett Fleming after public outcry a year ago over plans to demolish the stables and remove several trees.

The stables could be converted to restrooms, an education space, gathering space, or to provide storage for park and recreation equipment.

A proposed design would preserve key elements of the stables, such as stone walls, entry columns, as well as maintaining views of the lake and streetscape.

Tammy Cohen, Radnor Township director of parks and recreation, said about $1.7 million has been earmarked for the park’s renovation.

“I think we’re still digesting [the latest plans] as well and interested in hearing what the board has to say … recognizing that these discussions are going to continue,” Cohen said.

Read more at the Daily Times about possible renovations to historic horse stables in Radnor.

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