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History of Ellis Preserve

The 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 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 Madison Ellis Preserve Apartment Homes are immersed into a timeless environment offering residents the best of urban conveniences in a suburban setting.