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You are viewing 7 articles with the tag Frank Furness by the author Alan Jaffe

    • 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…

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Look Up! A quirky Queen Anne home with a colorful history

Once attributed to Frank Furness, the building on South Broad was actually designed by another creative residential architect.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural…

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Look Up! A survivor of Francisville’s rich history

The Northwestern National Bank building was the outgrowth of North Philadelphia’s 19th-century development spurt.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The…

    • The home, named for the original owner’s Welsh ancestors, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Furness-designed mansion sold in post-auction deal

Dolobran, the  late 19th-century Haverford estate designed by the firm of Furness and Evans, has been sold for “over $1.5 million,” according to real estate agent Robin Gordon of Prudential Fox…

    • The design of Dolobran, 231 Laurel Lane in Haverford, began in 1881 and continued until 1895.

For Sale: Haverford Home by Furness

On the 100th anniversary of his death, a full-blown, citywide celebration of 19th century architect Frank Furness is under way. A historic marker was dedicated last week at the house where…

    • The Knowlton mansion sits on a 12-acre site at 8001 Verree Rd.

Look Up! 19th Century rural retreats in Northeast Philly

“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…

    • Look Up! An architect's legacy on Spruce Street

Look Up! An architect's legacy on Spruce 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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