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    • Robinson building, 1020 Market Street | Ashley Hahn, January 2018
Eyes on the Street

On Market East, an unusual fight in old battle pitting preservation against progress

By Ashley Hahn Market Street east of City Hall was one of Philly’s great shopping streets. After years of decline, the tide has shifted, bringing new development to parts of this…

    • Boyd Theatre interior, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall

Pearl Properties plans demolition for Boyd Theatre auditorium

Demolition notices posted at 19th and Chestnut streets are a sign of development to come: Pearl Properties is moving forward with its plans to build a residential tower at the corner…

    • The renovation project included the Paul Cret pachyderm house and surrounding grounds, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
Eyes on the Street

Well Preserved: 2014 Preservation Achievement Awards

From a fountain with seahorses to cherubs on a bus loop, Paul Cret’s Pachyderm house to Robert Smith’s St. Peter’s Church – the 27 people and projects that will be honored…

    • Red Doors | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Pool
Eyes on the Street

Spring restoration workshops for homeowners

Live in an old house with wood windows that need some TLC? Wondering how to make your old house more energy-efficient? The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s homeowner workshops return this…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013
Eyes on the Street

Advocates rally for Boyd Theatre reuse

As snow fell Tuesday, about 35 hardy souls rallied under the Boyd Theatre’s canopy to protest the historic theater’s possible demolition, dutifully holding signs and sporting “Save the Boyd” t-shirts over winter…

    • Boyd Theatre, 1935 | photographed by Alonzo Biggard, Public Works | phillyhistory.org
Eyes on the Street

Rally for the Boyd Theatre December 10

The Boyd Theatre on Chestnut Street is Philly's last grand movie palace, a vacant Art Deco marvel waiting for its next chapter. Later this month the Historical Commission will hear a…

    • Gretz Brewery complex at Germantown and Oxford | 2013
Eyes on the Street

Selective demolition at South Kensington's Gretz Brewery

The historic but fragile Gretz Brewery complex has stood at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Oxford Street since the 1880s, but now its corner stands no more. Gretz, a storied…

    • Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones on Chestnut Street
Eyes on the Street

Hardship Update: Episcopal Cathedral hardship appeal dropped

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has dropped its appeal of the Episcopal Cathedral's hardship case, paving the way for a high-rise development to replace two historic brownstones (above) at…

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