History of Ellis Preserve
Steeped in history, the master-planned community of Ellis Preserve possesses a unique character and environment which is unlike any other development in suburban Philadelphia. It honors the legacy of its predecessors as it creates a new sense of what a true community embodies.
From 1922 to 1977, Ellis Preserve served as the home of Ellis College, a school that educated hundreds of girls throughout the Philadelphia region. Ellis College was established at the bequest of Charles E. Ellis, a local Philadelphia entrepreneur, who left the bulk of his estate in 1909 to form the school. Ellis had made his fortune through a horse-drawn trolley company and his desire was to return his fortune to the benefit of the community.
Ellis preserve is a testament to the legacy of Charles E. Ellis with an eye on the future as it creates a new sense of place for today's renter.
As a result, the modern architecture and amenities of The Harrison at Madison Ellis Preserve are immersed into a timeless environment offering residents the best of urban conveniences in a suburban setting.