In 2011, Schwenksville Borough was pleased to receive the donation of (30) birdhouses replicating historic buildings in and around the town, including many that are no longer in existence. Mr. Robert K. Albright of Perkiomen Avenue, pictured here with the former Miller School Building, built these models, as well as at least two others, over several decades. The Borough made a commitment to Mr. Albright and his family to display the models for public viewing. Over the years, they have appeared at Community Day, inside local businesses and in the Fire Company Museum. A small number of them were also on loan to Perkiomen Township for display there.
With the completion of the New Borough Hall and Community Center, Schwenksville Borough has fulfilled it's promise to the Albright Family. Multi-functional display cases were built into the Community Room to house and display the model buildings. The base of the display cases are storage cabinets that can be reserved by community groups who use the new facility for their monthly meetings. The display cases are enclosed and lighted to protect the houses and provide optimum viewing for visitors.
Click here to view the Albright Houses. The Borough gratefully acknowledges the work of Penny Orr, who volunteered to photograph the houses.