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    • Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Grays Ferry and Fitzwater, was converted into the Sanctuary Lofts apartments.

Proactive preservation workshop comes to neighborhoods on the edge

In many areas on the periphery of Greater Center City, there has been little effort to identify – let alone protect – significant historic buildings. Some neighborhoods have fewer than five…

    • Large steel beams and exposed brick wall from the original structure are visible in the Fillmore's main lobby. (Bastiaan Slabbers for PlanPhilly)

Fillmore Philadelphia finds preservation and economic development working in concert

Among the projects to be honored this week by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is a renovation that hits all the right chords: it preserved a 124-year-old building that speaks…

    • East Park Canoe House | courtesy of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Restoration of East Park Canoe House wins preservation award

The long, low cousin of Boathouse Row – the East Park Canoe House – is back in operation and looking as handsome as when it opened more than a century ago.…

    • Esherick House exterior, after renovation | © Jeffrey Totaro

Restoration of Louis Kahn's Esherick House honored

One of the world’s best known midcentury modern homes, designed by one of the 20th century’s greatest architects and a renowned sculptor, will be in the spotlight this week for a…

    • The firm of Venturi and Rauch designed this simple but expressive facade for the home of Venturi's mother.

Chestnut Hill to expand what qualifies as historic

Chestnut Hill is about to update its definition of "historic." Since the mid-1980s, the charming section of Northwest Philadelphia has been one of the largest historic districts on the National Register…

    • The iPic plan

Movie chain owner says only hope for Boyd is 8-screen complex

Preservationists will challenge plan to demolish Art Deco interior when the proposal comes before the Historical Commission next month.   The Florida-based movie theater company, iPic Entertainment, has begun showing previews…

    • John Farnham, Laura Spina and John Gallery

The Executive Director of the Historical Commission defends the city’s record on protecting historic buildings and explains the challenges of the city agency.

PlanPhilly sat down on Jan. 23 with Jonathan Farnham, executive director of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, to discuss challenges facing the Commission and to discuss recent concerns and comments from the…

    • The Police Administration Building, 700 Race St., was designed in the early 1960s by Geddes, Brecher, Qualls & Cunningham.

Social media campaign to “Save the Roundhouse”: Penn grad students are staying ahead of the curve by mounting support before the city announces plans to raze the mid-century landmark.

It’s a building that many Philadelphians love to hate – a gray, concrete, distended kidney-shaped island rising in a sea of traffic. The Police Administration Building, better known as the Roundhouse,…

    • Overgrowth and vandalism can't conceal the grandeur of the former Nugent Home for Baptists.

Preservation Row: A new chapter opens for West Johnson Street landmarks

West Johnson Street is a straight line through the historic communities of Mount Airy and Germantown, best known for what occurred in October 1777 at Cliveden. That’s where British soldiers successfully…

    • The south and west sides of the United Way Building face the Ben Franklin Parkway.

At last, first local nomination for mid-century masters

Mitchell/Giurgola Associates has been acclaimed nationally and internationally as a leading force in modern architecture, a part of the “Philadelphia School” pantheon that included Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi. The firm…

    • A 12-year, $13 million renovation of the Family Court, including the interior, was conducted by the firm Kelly/Maiello.

A move to preserve the interiors of the Family Court building

When the designation committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission meets Nov. 2, it will hear the nomination of the first building interior since the passage of the new preservation ordinance in…

    • Among neighborhoods that have made strides this year is East Logan, which is on the verge of achieving historic district status.

Conference to focus on building strengths of 'middle-market' communities

The future of a neighborhood can be secured by preserving its past. That’s one of the messages that will be shared at the Oct. 8 conference, “A Sense of Place: Preserving…

    • The Church of the Assumption was placed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 2009.

State historical commission seeks to block Church of the Assumption demolition

(PlanPhilly intern Kimberley Richards contributed to this article)The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has entered the battle over the fate of the Church of the Assumption, with its chairman Wayne…

    • Ben Leech's drawing of an

New blog brings an artist's eye to historic preservation

It’s part secret cinema, part New Yorker portraiture, part soft-boiled detective. “Field Notes (http://fieldnotesphilly.wordpress.com),” the month-old blog on the website of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, takes a…

    • Proposed project

New PHA home clashes with neighborhood

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is planning a new home for its offices at 2012 Chestnut St., which had previously served as PHA headquarters. But the design of the new building has…

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