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    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Frank Lloyd Wright's distinctive horizontal style is evident in Ardmore's Suntop Homes.

Look Up! Wright was years ahead in 'Ardmore Experiment'

Frank Lloyd Wright’s only big project in the Philadelphia area, with its high-profile address on Old York Road in Elkins Park, was the pyramidal Beth Sholom Synagogue, built in 1959.Twenty…

    • The Zurbrugg Mansion, built in 1910 by Furness, was saved by Delanco Township and restored as senior citizen apartments.

Huge restorations and good planning to be honored with Preservation Achievement Award

A community planning study and park signage join more traditional bricks-and-mortar projects on the list of Preservation Achievement Awards to be presented May 17 in the Crystal Tea Room of the…

    • 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…

    • The view of the northeast corner of St. Clement's Episcopal Church, dominated by the bell tower and apse.

Look Up! John Notman's brownstone temples

“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…

    • L&I review board to hear appeal on demolition of historic church

L&I review board to hear appeal on demolition of historic church

A hearing this week on the fate of the Church of the Assumption before the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review was continued until next month, but not before the owners…

    • An elegant limestone mansion on the north side of Locust was designed by Horace Trumbauer.

Look Up! 19th Century Luxe Life 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…

    • 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…

    • Row houses built in the Tudor Revival style lend East Falls' main thoroughfare its distinctive character.

Look Up! 20th-Century evolution in East Falls

“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…

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