Members of the German Village Society serve as Caretakers of A Legacy, dedicated to retaining the character and distinction of the past while creating a thriving and contemporary community in German Village.
On January 10, 1960, a small group of dedicated, preservation-minded people met to explore the possibility of forming an association to help save this neighborhood from decline. In just a few months, community activist Frank Fetch recruited 183 people to charter the German Village Society.
Now, 50+ years later, our neighborhood is a vibrant community known for its charming brick streets and sidewalks, beautifully tended gardens and homes, pedestrian-friendly lifestyle, thriving shops, restaurants and businesses, and year-round volunteer and social events that deepen and expand our connection with this incredible community. At the heart of our special neighborhood is the German Village Society, a non-profit civic association that is at the forefront of efforts to strengthen, enhance and promote our community. The challenges have been many, and the successes countless.