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    • Rodeph Shalom daytime

Congregation Rodeph Shalom is set to become a beacon on North Broad

The slow but certain rebirth of North Broad Street has seen some surprising transformations and inspired proposals.   A former auto showroom, and later a state office building, became luxury apartments…

    • 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…

    • assumption neighborhood

Little-known architect of threatened church to be focus of NYC symposium

Patrick Charles Keely designed more than 700 religious buildings, including Philadelphia’s Church of the Assumption.   While the battle to save the Church of the Assumption from the wrecking ball grows…

    • St. Stephen's crenalated

Look Up! St. Stephen’s is a canvas of 19th century design

Three architects contributed distinctive styles to the landmark church on South 10th Street. “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus…

    • Church of the Assumption

Fight over Church of the Assumption to pivot on powers of city departments

The battle over the future of a Spring Garden church building moved into the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas this morning, with the focus on the power of one city department…

    • 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  …

    • 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…

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