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    • The Family Court Building at 1801 Vine could become a boutique hotel.

GOP corporate tax cut bill include cuts to preservation tax credits, threatening historic reuse projects in Philly

Buried within the tax reform legislation working its way through Congress is an amendment that would preserve but diminish the value of the federal historic tax credit program, arguably the most…

    • Former Rohm & Haas building, 6th and Market streets.

Historic nomination of Rohm & Haas Building takes layered approach

On Friday the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s designation committee will consider an extraordinary nomination for the Rohm & Haas Building on Independence Mall. It is a three-part nomination, “like a Russian nesting…

    • Esherick House exterior, after renovation | © Jeffrey Totaro

Restoration of Louis Kahn's Esherick House honored

One of the world’s best known midcentury modern homes, designed by one of the 20th century’s greatest architects and a renowned sculptor, will be in the spotlight this week for a…

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Look Up! Public Ledger Building recalls golden age of publishing

Horace Trumbauer wrapped his building in angelic white marble and strong, gritty brick.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week,…

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Look Up! A Venetian palazzo for an elite fraternity

  Wilson Eyre designed the outstanding building that once served as a social hall for an exclusive men’s club.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our…

    • Awbury Arboretum's Agricultural Village.

Neighbors don't like the look or location of Awbury Arboretum's new modular classrooms

The location of a modular structure slated for use as an education center in Awbury Arboretum's Agricultural Village has created a rift with some of the immediate neighbors of the new…

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Look Up! Colonial house reborn as a boutique hotel

The Morris House Hotel has a modestly elegant presence, but a grand history.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo…

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Look Up! Integrity Trust buildings are tales of two eras

A bank company founded on solid immigrant success eventually failed in a period of economic despair. But its architectural legacy lives on.    “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages…

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