Agreement to Protect Gutman Farm from Development
At presstime Monday, Penn and the Heritage Conservancy were preparing
for a press conference to announce an agreement that will protect the 211-acre
Gutman Center property in Bucks County from development as it changes hands.
The Gutman farm was given to Penn in 1973 to be used for fine arts, but
when the arts program there was discontinued several years ago the bulk
of it was rented as farmland and its cottages leased to artists. A move
to sell the land to developers last year was opposed by the community-a
controversy that has been covered in detail in the Philadelphia Inquirer
and Daily Pennsylvanian. Details of the argreement will be published
here on release.
Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, January
13, 1998, Volume 44, Number 17