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    • 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…

    • “Sale” signs are still posted on the church and school, two weeks after the property was sold.

Demolition debate may continue over Church of the Assumption

The court battle over the demolition of the historic Church of the Assumption may continue, despite the recent change in ownership. Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, the law firm representing Siloam,…

    • 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…

    • Master carpenter Edmund Wooley added the eight-day clock to the main building.

Look Up! The Spirit of '76 on Chestnut Street

“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…

    • A courtyard is shared by the condominiums.

Look Up! A light Eyre design in Chestnut Hill

“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 St. Charles Hotel, 60-66 N. 3rd St., retains its mid-19th century exterior features.

Look Up! A well-preserved reminder of 19th-century hospitality

“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…

    • Joe Frazier's Gym, 2917 N. Broad St., is now occupied by a discount furniture store.

National call to preserve the legacy of a Philadelphia champion

A modest monument to athletic grit, sweat and blood – Joe Frazier’s Gym in North Philadelphia – was named Wednesday one of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” The National Trust…

    • The Rotunda is a beautifully balanced structure at 4014 Walnut St.

Look Up! A Beaux-Arts beauty on the Penn campus

“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…

    • Dobbins Vocational School was built in 1936 in the Art Deco style by Irwin T. Catharine.

Look Up! Moderne and Machine Age schools survive closing lists

“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

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 carvings on the open loggia include the initial of the home’s original owner.

Look Up! Frank Miles Day mansions nominated to Philadelphia Register

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,…

    • The Episcopal Cathedral, on 38th Street at Ludlow, was built in 1898 by Charles Burns.

Cathedral plan would raze two historic buildings to save church

Is it in the public interest to demolish two historic buildings in order to acquire funds to save a third? That’s one of the questions that will be raised in coming…

    • 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…

    • The mortuary chapel at Mt. Sinai Cemetery was built by Frank Furness in 1892.

Look Up! Furness chapel survives at Mt. Sinai Cemetery

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…

    • The Reeds name is spelled in handmade tiles at the top of the building.

Look Up! Will Price's contribution to the Chestnut Street landscape

“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 Church of the Assumption, 1123-33 Spring Garden St., was designated historic by the city in May 2009.

L&I review board releases findings in support of Church of the Assumption's preservation

Siloam, the social service agency that owns the historic Church of the Assumption, did not try hard enough to sell the property before seeking permission to demolish it, and the Philadelphia…

    • 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  …

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