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    • 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…

    • Ballet's plan for N. Broad would raze building in Callowhill historic district

Ballet's plan for N. Broad would raze building in Callowhill historic district

The announcement in October that the Pennsylvania Ballet would create a $17.5 million dance center on North Broad Street was greeted with ovations by the city and arts community. The groundbreaking…

    • Potential transfer candidates for the Cruiser Olympia are based in California, South Carolina, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

Preservation Row: Olympia suitors are narrowed to four

Four of the six organizations that submitted applications to assume stewardship of the Cruiser Olympia have been approved to move on to the second phase of the transfer process, the Independence…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • A corbelled roofline and colored glass panes around the windows unify the houses on the 800 block of North Woodstock.

Look Up! Fairmount's contribution to the row home aesthetic

“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…

    • 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…

    • The Cruiser Olympia is in need of $10 million to tow her from Penn's Landing to dry dock and $10 million to repair her hull.

Preservation Row: National fund established for Olympia

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has established a national fund for the Cruiser Olympia, the floating museum at Penn’s Landing that is in need of some $20 million in repairs,…

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