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    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

iPic expects to move forward soon on renovation of the Boyd

Lease negotiations are under way with new owner Pearl Properties   The long-suffering Boyd Theater is still waiting for its facelift, but the plans for its renovation seem to be getting…

    • New ceiling Lincoln Hall

Trumbauer-designed ceiling installed – and updated – a century later in the Union League

For more than 100 years, the grand ballroom in the Union League hosted the organization’s most important events, from dinner-dances to major addresses by Republican leaders of the city and state,…

    • The former Robinson women’s clothing store at 1020 Market St. still looks like a wave rising and cresting over the commercial beachhead.

Look Up! Two Mid-Century storefronts on the wane

The buildings on Market and Chestnut Streets were designed by renowned architects of the era, but they have since been altered and neglected. One will soon be demolished.   “Look Up”…

    • The iPic plan

Movie chain owner says only hope for Boyd is 8-screen complex

Preservationists will challenge plan to demolish Art Deco interior when the proposal comes before the Historical Commission next month.   The Florida-based movie theater company, iPic Entertainment, has begun showing previews…

    • drexel zodiac

Look Up! The Medici palace of Walnut Street

Outstanding features of the design by Day and Klauder have been preserved in its transition from finance to fitness center.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of…

    • franklin hose

Look Up! Art studio once housed historic fire company

The bay doors on the handsome South Broad Street building reveal its original purpose in 19th century Philadelphia.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and…

    • integrity 4th st

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…

    • The Greek Revival façade at Broad and Pine Sts. has been a city landmark since 1824.

Look Up! Greek Revival marries Victorian Gothic at Broad and Pine

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • The Levering School, 6000 Ridge Avenue.

Schools threatened with closing reflect a timeline of historic architecture

This report is a product of William Penn Foundation funded reporting partnership between Plan Philly and the Notebook. Since the Philadelphia School District announced in November the possible closings of…

    • The Reeds name is spelled in handmade tiles at the top of the building.

Look Up! Will Price's contribution to the Chestnut Street landscape

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive building styles and…

    • Update: L&I Board of Review rejects Dilworth House project

Update: L&I Board of Review rejects Dilworth House project

Following a second look ordered by the Commonwealth Court, the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review has once again ruled that a proposed demolition of part of the Dilworth House on…

    • New Frankford Y, 4704 Leiper Street.

2011 Endangered List spotlights anchors of the community

In recent years, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has made an effort to engage African-American organizations and neighborhoods in protecting resources and creating programs that highlight their history. That effort…

    • Edison eastern wall

Mixed scoreboard for preservationists in 2011

For the preservation community, this has been a year of renewed hope for a neighborhood landmark and a waterfront icon. But other historic buildings were lost to fire and demolition. The…

    • Benjamin Latrobe designed the identical row houses that once lined the 700 block of Walnut.

Look Up! Row houses to retail row

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

    • St. Matthew Baptist Church, 2319 Fitzwater St.

Preservation group issues SOS for 20 sites

When old buildings start to fall through the cracks, Save Our Sites is there to catch them. The organization issues an SOS each year for structures that other preservation groups, and…

    • The Royal was once the queen of west South Street.

Preservation Row: Whither the Royal Theater?

It’s not just the spirits of Fats Waller and Bessie Smith that linger around the Royal Theater. Their images live large on the façade of the long-vacant music and movie house.…

    • Dilworth House

Two cases test the legal teeth of the Historical Commission

The owners and the neighbors of the Church of the Assumption are waiting for the next ruling on the fate of the historic building – a decision of the Board of…

    • Assumption Church battle gets under way in L&I arena

Assumption Church battle gets under way in L&I arena

The legal battle over the survival of the Church of the Assumption moved firmly into the jurisdiction of the Board of Licenses & Inspection Review today. But after five hours of…

    • Looking east on the 100 block of Delancey Street.

Look Up! Contemporary neighbors in Society Hill

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

    • The Clarence Moore House, 1321 Locust St., is a blend of European styles.

Look Up! Imaginative Eyre on Locust Street

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

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