Rittenhouse Management Corporation manages quality high rise apartment buildings and brownstones in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Rittenhouse Management Corporation was founded in the early 1980’s by Wayne Spilove (website). For more than thirty-five years, Wayne Spilove has enjoyed a diverse and prosperous career in real estate, and has been an active civic leader in the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In addition to owning a sizable portfolio of some of the finest residential and historic buildings in Philadelphia, he has conducted major transactions with many lending institutions, law firms, non-profit organizations, investors and other property owners. His successes, the result of cost effective property development and innovative management, have earned him high regard and recognition.
Spilove’s current principal holdings and management activities cover several high-rise apartment buildings within the premier neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square, plus additional noteworthy and historic buildings throughout Center City.
Highlights of Preservation Accomplishments During Wayne Spilove’s Chairmanship of the Philadelphia Historic Commission
The ornate brownstone entry and original window sash had been removed circa 1960, and much of the architectural ornament broken off and replaced with a flat modernist facade of polished granite panels and aluminum ribbon windows.
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Thank you for agreeing to serve as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). During your decade of service on the Philadelphia Historical Commission, Philadelphia gained three large historic districts that have become major drawing cards for the City’s thriving tourism industry. I have little doubt that your tenure on the Commonwealth’s Historical and Museum Commission will result in equal success for Pennsylvania.
Recent events have underscored the importance of preserving our historical heritage and records. Under your leadership, I know Pennsylvania will continue to place strong emphasis on preserving the rich and varied tapestry of events, sites, and structures that helped to shape the destiny of our Commonwealth and our nation.
Again, thank you for your service to my administration and to the people of Pennsylvania.
Edward G. Rendell
April 12, 2002
City of Philadelphia Citation
The Philadelphia Historical Commission was one of the first such institutions of its kind established in the United States to preserve and protect the city’s architectural and historical environment.
In the last nine years, the Philadelphia Historical Commission completed a period of record accomplishments. These accomplishments can be attributed directly to the leadership, passion and commitment of its former Chairman, Wayne S. Spilove.
Under his dynamic and innovative leadership, the Commission established the Rittenhouse-Fitler Historic District, the Society Hill Historic District, the Historic Street Paving Thematic District and saved the magnificent Maxfield Parrish/Louis Tiffany “Dream Garden” mosaic mural at the Curtis Center. These are but a few of the major accomplishments during Mr. Spilove’s tenure as the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Chairman.
Wayne S. Spilove and the former members of the Philadelphia Historical Commission have served this city with integrity professionalism and a profound sense of dedication. He and his colleagues have demonstrated a deep and abiding love for our great city and have inspired others not only with a keen appreciation for Philadelphia’s many historic treasures, but with a desire to preserve and protect them for generations to come.
It is fitting and appropriate, therefore, that the City of Philadelphia officially recognize with this Citation WAYNE S. SPILOVE for the extraordinary job he did as Chairman of the Philadelphia Historical Commission for almost a decade. He leaves in his wake a great legacy of preservation.
John F. Street
City Council, City of Philadelphia CITATION Honoring WAYNE S. SPILOVE
The Council of the City of Philadelphia is pleased to join the Historical Commission of this city in tribute to Mr. Wayne Spilove for his enormous contributions to the Commission.
Whereas, Mr. Spilove was not born in Philadelphia, but he has lived here for over fifty years, and now we claim him as one of our own, for he is a citizen of the first order among us, and
Whereas, As a successful Real Estate Developer and manager, he has undertaken condominium conversions, and has helped develop high rise apartments in Center City, thus adding significantly to the enhancement of the entire downtown area, and
Whereas, In addition to his professional responsibilities, Wayne Spilove is active in numerous public and community organizations, and he served as the Chairman of the Historical Commission from 1992 to this year. He has been dedicated to the betterment of this city and the enrichment of our historical treasures.
Therefore, With this Citation, the Council of the City of Philadelphia does hereby honor and commend Mr. Wayne S. Spilove. We thank him for his years of fine work and extend to him the respect and admiration of this legislative body.
Anna C. Verna
Your service as Chairman of the Historic Commission was nothing short of outstanding. Under your leadership, The Commission was a key factor in the revitalization of the City of Philadelphia. You made sure that progress and sound development went forward with your steady hand. You also made certain that our recovery would be marked by creative use of some of our most historic buildings.
There are far too many to mention, but the reuse of the Reading Head House as a Marriott, the Mellon Bank building as a Ritz Carlton and the Ridgeway Library as the High School for Creative and Performing Arts are just some examples of the outstanding work that you and the Commission did.
Your vision and creativity has left a city renewed in strength and vigor and with ties to its great and historic structures combined to make it more beautiful and more vibrant.
Edward G. Rendell