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    • 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,…

    • A short trot from the park, the 2000 block of Rittenhouse Square was stable row in the late 1800s.

Look Up! Rittenhouse Square's stable 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…

    • Edison High School's gargoyles couldn't protect it from its decline in the last decade.

Lehigh Avenue's 'Castle' began as innovative educational beacon

Interior photos credit: Jeremy MarshallFlickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42027537@N06/ An extensive fire on Aug. 3 at the former Thomas Edison High School may have been an appropriate final chapter for a building…

    • 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…

    • Neighbors say the buildings at 2012-30 West Girard Avenue are an important part of Francisville's historic corridor.

Francisville in battle to preserve West Girard buildings

Francisville, a North Philadelphia community that has undergone a remarkable redevelopment in recent years, is now trying to protect a part of its history from the tide of change. At a…

    • The next battle over the preservation of the Church of the Assumption will take place in Philadelphia courts.

Owner of church takes demolition appeal to Common Pleas Court

Siloam, the social service agency that owns the Church of the Assumption and adjacent buildings, has filed an appeal in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to allow it to demolish…

    • The bold red brick and brownstone Poth Mansion was home to a 19th-century brewery and real estate mogul.

Look Up! The Poth dynasty on the Drexel campus

“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…

    • Engine House No. 29 is being offered for sale by PIDC.

'Historic Opportunities' for preservation-minded developers

In the market for a turn-of-the-century clubhouse, a 1920s town hall, or a modernist house of steel? Your opportunity is knocking.The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has added a new…

    • The church was built by architect Patrick Charles Keely in 1848-49.

L&I review board supports civic group's appeal to save church

The historic Church of the Assumption on Spring Garden Street was thrown a lifeline today, when the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review voted in favor of a civic group’s appeal…

    • 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…

    • Dilworth House

Two cases test the legal teeth of the Historical Commission

The owners and the neighbors of the Church of the Assumption are waiting for the next ruling on the fate of the historic building – a decision of the Board of…

    • Looking east on the 100 block of Delancey Street.

Look Up! Contemporary neighbors in Society Hill

“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 Clarence Moore House, 1321 Locust St., is a blend of European styles.

Look Up! Imaginative Eyre on Locust 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…

    • A view of the historic alley looking east from 2nd Street.

Look Up! Even Elfreth's Alley has issues

“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 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 view of the Kerlin Farm from Ashbourne Road.

Preservation Row: Circle of support may save historic Cheltenham estate

If love alone could preserve a historic site, the Kerlin Farm would have nothing to fear. The property at 1050 Ashbourne Rd., across from the former Ashbourne Country Club in Cheltenham,…

    • 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…

    • Mitchell/Giurgola Associates built an

A legacy of great architects and preservationists on the Penn campus

Some of the leading 20th century architects of the region and nation have taught or been trained at the University of Pennsylvania. The atmosphere that produced the “Philadelphia School” has, in…

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