Wayne S. Spilove

Real Estate, Civic & Community Service, Historic Preservation

Wayne Spilove leads the Grumman Greenhouse project at LenFest Plaza

(October 2011) Grumman Greenhouse, a decommissioned Cold War bomber turned working greenhouse, was erected at LenFest Plaza, at Broad and Cherry Streets. Wayne Spilove helped shepherd the success of the project by advocating publicly and gaining community support for the contemporary art sculpture designed by PAFA graduate Jordan Griska. In addition, Spilove was the largest financial backer of Grumman Greenhouse. According to project manager Caryn Kunkle of The Philadelphia Salon, the project could not have reached completion without Spilove’s involvement, contributions, and interest in strengthening Philadelphia’s contemporary art scene by supporting local artists.