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    • The buildings along the 400 block of Chestnut Street made up a 19th century Bank Row.

Look Up! A marble tribute to a Civil War casualty

“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 entrance to the Arch Street Meeting House, 330 Arch St.

Look Up! Arch Street Meeting House is designated national landmark

Hundreds of houses of worship in Philadelphia, owned by major denominations, are vacant and in need of repair and restoration.  But the religious community received a ray of sunlight last weekend,…

    • Bartram’s Garden will be honored for the creation of its student-managed Community Farm and Food Resource Center.

Historical Society introduces awards for small, innovative sites

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is doing something for the little guys. The organization’s first History in Pennsylvania -- or HIP – Awards will be presented Oct. 19 at a luncheon…

    • A drawing of the Pennypack Creek Bridge by William L. Breton, circa 1830.

Preservation Row: A new marker for a bridge on Revolutionary road

Ongoing series casts light on historic and unique sites that may be at risk of deterioration or demolition. What local historians describe as America’s oldest stone arch bridge is not in…

    • The buildings along the 1900 block of Walnut have survived decades of residential and commercial evolution.

Look Up! Comings and Goings on Early Rittenhouse Row

“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 Sparks Shot Tower looks down on 19th century homes and 20th century wiring on narrow Carpenter Street.

Look Up! 19th century tower finds peace in the 21st century

“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 elegant entrance and diverse facades of Bookbinder’s were carefully preserved in a three-year restoration.t

Look Up! Bookbinder's is a timeline of Old City architecture

“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…

    • 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…

    • Thomas Ustick Water's white marble temple in Society Hill.

Look Up! Thomas Ustick Walter's classical columns

“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…

    • The main house after the fire on April 4.

Fire destroys Trumbauer-designed Main Line mansion

The Philadelphia area lost another of its grand manors on April 4, when a fire ran through Bloomfield, a Villanova estate designed in 1923 by Horace Trumbauer in the style of…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • The former boathouse/Russian Tea House is the centerpiece of FDR Park.

Look Up! South Philly's historic green space

“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.…

    • 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…

    • Master craftsmen and preservation apprentices worked together on the restoration of the playhouse exterior.

Preservation PA awards to honor creative and sustainable projects

Preservation Pennsylvania will honor dedicated individuals and organizations on Friday for their outstanding contributions to preservation projects and causes throughout the commonwealth.Among the recipients of the Historic Preservation Awards at…

    • 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…

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