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    • Large steel beams and exposed brick wall from the original structure are visible in the Fillmore's main lobby. (Bastiaan Slabbers for PlanPhilly)

Fillmore Philadelphia finds preservation and economic development working in concert

Among the projects to be honored this week by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is a renovation that hits all the right chords: it preserved a 124-year-old building that speaks…

    • Visionaries Roundtable (l to r): Bryan Hanes, Inga Saffron, David De Long, Richard Snowden |  Marcos Salganicoff, Courtesy of Chestnut Hill Conservancy & Historical Society

Chestnut Hill roundtable looks to the past to plan for the future

For an evening focused on preserving historic buildings and protecting the landscape, there was a whole lot of talk about accepting development and preparing for change. But that was the point.…

    • St. Mary of the Assumption, Manayunk, 2012 | Bas Slabbers for NewsWorks (file)

Redevelopment approach to St. Mary's site frustrates Manayunk neighbors

In a community as dense as Manayunk, any development proposal that will bring more housing units and fewer parking spaces faces a tough fight from longtime residents who feel the neighborhood…

    • 3811 Main Street (Bastiaan Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

After neighborhood pushback, residential development on Main Street nixed

A request for variances to build a 65-unit apartment complex on Manayunk's lower Main Street, a project that has been opposed by two neighboring civic groups, was denied by the Zoning…

    • Reprieve granted for historic Spring Garden church

Reprieve granted for historic Spring Garden church

Hold the wrecking ball. The Church of the Assumption received a pre-holiday gift Tuesday from the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review, which granted a stay on the demolition permit pulled…

    • “Sale” signs are still posted on the church and school, two weeks after the property was sold.

Demolition debate may continue over Church of the Assumption

The court battle over the demolition of the historic Church of the Assumption may continue, despite the recent change in ownership. Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, the law firm representing Siloam,…

    • Church of the Assumption sold to developer

Church of the Assumption sold to developer

After four years of trying to raze the historic building at 11th and Spring Garden Streets, the social service agency that owns the Church of the Assumption has sold it and…

    • The Episcopal Cathedral, on 38th Street at Ludlow, was built in 1898 by Charles Burns.

Cathedral plan would raze two historic buildings to save church

Is it in the public interest to demolish two historic buildings in order to acquire funds to save a third? That’s one of the questions that will be raised in coming…

    • Shane Candies, 110 Market St.

Iconic Philly storefronts and historic icons to receive preservation honors

Grand scale projects and an American icon are on the list of honorees, but a handful of small, lovingly restored sites will also be in the spotlight when the Preservation Alliance…

    • 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 aluminum balconies of The Philadelphian form columns on the building facade.

Occupy Philadelphian? Residents' group defeats plan to alter mid-century facade

A small revolution by residents of The Philadelphian has preserved the mid-century condominium building’s distinctive façade, at least for this year.The Miami-modern behemoth of nearly 780 units at 2401  …

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Ballet's plan for N. Broad would raze building in Callowhill historic district

Ballet's plan for N. Broad would raze building in Callowhill historic district

The announcement in October that the Pennsylvania Ballet would create a $17.5 million dance center on North Broad Street was greeted with ovations by the city and arts community. The groundbreaking…

    • 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.…

    • Looks like Hollywood and Vine, but it's Fox Chase Road and Los Angeles Avenue in Abington Township.

Look Up! Abington Township's flirtation with Hollywood

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…

    • The former convent sits behind the church on Brandywine Street.

Church preservation case to be heard in Common Pleas Court

Philadelphia Common Pleas Court has set the timetable for hearing the appeal to allow a social service agency to raze the historic Church of the Assumption, while the agency seeks to…

    • Demolition crews have begun tearing down the two brownstones at 2012-30 West Girard Ave.

Developer moves ahead with demolition of West Girard monastery

A developer moved ahead last week with the beginning of demolition of two 19th-century brownstone mansions on West Girard Avenue that had once served as a monastery for the Poor Clares,…

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