Rollin’ (video) on the River- a historic location video shoot

Posted on Nov 15, 2017 in Artifacts | No Comments
Rollin’ (video) on the River- a historic location video shoot

This fall, Miller Designworks has been shooting a Philadelphia icon. No, not a new Rocky, but close (by)! Just around the corner from the Rocky statue and the Philadelphia Art Museum lies Philly’s scenic Boathouse Row. These historic rowing clubs of the Schuylkill Navy look out over the the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park. And while the rowers stay in great shape, not all of the boathouses have. This is especially true for the historic Sedgeley Club. Recently celebrating its 120th anniversary, the club is home to the “world’s oldest women’s bike, barge and canoe (athletic) club”. It is also the keeper of Philadelphia’s only lighthouse! The Light at Turtle Rock was built before the clubhouse, which was constructed around the existing lighthouse.

About the video shoot

MDW’s longtime client CertainTeed Corporation has graciously donated siding for the restoration of the exterior of the clubhouse. Impressing even the Philadelphia Historic Commission, CertainTeed’s Cedar Impressions┬« Individual 5″ Sawmill Shingles will replace the rotted and insect-damaged original cedar shingles. As we’ve shot, edited and produced video for CertainTeed on their previous home makeover contests, MDW was the natural choice for them on this historic makeover.

Here is a link to Phila Mayor Jim Kenney’s press conference from CBS, Historic Boathouse Row Landmark Gets┬áMakeover.