PlanPhilly

Articles

You are viewing 12 articles by the author Alan Jaffe concerning Riverfronts & Waterfronts

    • East Park Canoe House | courtesy of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Restoration of East Park Canoe House wins preservation award

The long, low cousin of Boathouse Row – the East Park Canoe House – is back in operation and looking as handsome as when it opened more than a century ago.…

    • Riverside view of the Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club. (Kimberly Paynter / WHYY)

Girls’ Rowing Club launches campaign to shore up its historic home

The oldest building along Boathouse Row is in need of preservation work to maintain its beautiful façade and structural integrity. The boathouse at 14 Kelly Drive is more than an historic…

    • bridge looking north

Look Up! The long line of the Market Street Bridge

The 1930s span is the most permanent of the many incarnations that have crossed the Schuylkill.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical…

    • Potential transfer candidates for the Cruiser Olympia are based in California, South Carolina, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

Preservation Row: Olympia suitors are narrowed to four

Four of the six organizations that submitted applications to assume stewardship of the Cruiser Olympia have been approved to move on to the second phase of the transfer process, the Independence…

    • A view of the East Park Canoe House from the west side of the river, where a planned twin facility was never built.

Preservation Row: Restoration planned for Mission-style Canoe House

One of the most distinctive boathouses along Kelly Drive is not on Boathouse Row, but a few miles northwest, in the shadow of the Strawberry Mansion Bridge. The East Park Canoe…

    • Staff of the Independence Seaport Museum waited for low tide, when the Olympia's decaying hull was exposed.

Museum puts giant metal band-aid on Olympia

The historic ship staff of the Independence Seaport Museum applied a 16-foot-long metal patch to the Cruiser Olympia on Tuesday, July 26, to help protect the ship’s deteriorating hull.The repair…

    • The Cruiser Olympia is in need of $10 million to tow her from Penn's Landing to dry dock and $10 million to repair her hull.

Preservation Row: National fund established for Olympia

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has established a national fund for the Cruiser Olympia, the floating museum at Penn’s Landing that is in need of some $20 million in repairs,…

    • The world's oldest floating steel warship has been an icon of the Delaware waterfront for more than 60 years.

Candidates step up to care for Olympia

A half-dozen organizations from around the U.S. – including one from Philadelphia -- have expressed interest in becoming the next steward of the Cruiser Olympia, the Delaware waterfront icon in need…

    • The building at 1619 Thompson St. is viewed as

Urban preservation group issues SOS for favorite sites

One of the more eclectic – one might say quirky - lists of endangered sites in the Philadelphia area was compiled last year by the non-profit group Save Our Sites.…

    • Looking west along the waterfront of Boathouse Row.

Look Up! Architectural exercises on Boathouse 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…

    • The Cruiser Olympia will be the topic of a summit meeting early next year to find a new steward for the ship.

Last call for the region's most endangered sites?

The final days of the year are when we take an accounting, including preservation organizations that compile their lists of those structures that may be facing their final days. The Preservation…

    • Hope for the Olympia? A rainbow springs from the stern of the ship following a recent storm.

Fundraising plan intended to save the Olympia from sinking

The plan to reef the historic Cruiser Olympia off the coast of Cape May calls for a party – a giant party! Thirty ships on review, 21-gun salutes, international dignitaries, fireworks…

You are viewing 12 posts by the author Alan Jaffe concerning Riverfronts & Waterfronts







Browse by




Logging in via Facebook

Log in

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Which weekly emails would you like to receive?