History is so much more than time

The history of Chatham Village is rich and varied. It includes a visionary civic organization, the Buhl Foundation, which set in motion the planning of a new village community. It touches historic names like William Pitt and William Penn. And it embraces renowned urban planners Clarence Stein and Henry Wright.

It's a history of progressive design as well—underground electric distribution, clustered homes, a green belt of undeveloped woodlands, and a rich garden-like landscape—in 1932!

And it's a history of a changing, vibrant community molded by the many families and individuals who have called Chatham Village home since its founding.

Click the sub-menus in the green band above to explore more about the history of Chatham Village—its beginnings, evolution, and some quick facts.

Rendering of a typical Village house by Ingham and Boyd, the local architectural firm that worked with urban planners Stein and Wright to design Chatham Village.
Rendering of a typical Village house by Ingham and Boyd, the local architectural firm that worked with urban planners Stein and Wright to design Chatham Village.