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    • Proposed elevation of Royal Theater's historic South Street facade incorporated into a new building | J Davis Architects

Royal redevelopment clears design hurdle

After 40 years of neglect and several false starts a path is being blazed to demolish South Street’s Royal Theater and replace it with a new mixed-use building that incorporates the…

    • LOVE Park, August 2012 | (c) Bob Bruhin, all rights reserved
Eyes on the Street

Build new LOVE upon old strengths

Think of classic Philly views and your mind will likely leap to that mile-long vista from Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture down the Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. JFK Plaza,…

    • Northwood Frankford Community Y, February 2014
Eyes on the Street

Frankford Y forging an unlikely path back from the brink

The stately brownstone mansion at Leiper and Arrott streets is cold and dark, the front yard-turned-parking-lot is snowy, and the intersection is quiet though it is nearly rush hour at the…

    • The building at 40th and Pine is a designated historic property, which after 10 years of trying to redevelop, Penn now wants permission to demolish.
Eyes on the Street

Hardship at 40th and Pine

This week three very different hardship cases have the attention of Philadelphia’s preservation community. The Church of the Assumption case was heard Thursday by the Court of Common Pleas, and on…

    • 4601 Market Street is owned by the city.
Eyes on the Street

Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building to be reused as Police Command Center

Today the vacant but majestic Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building has one inhabitant - a hawk living in the tower. But soon enough the Philadelphia Police Department could join the hawk's…

    • 19th st baptist church
Eyes on the Street

Patching 19th Street Baptist Church to buy time for its future

With sweat equity, generous donations, and building supplies purchased through a modest emergency grant, comes hope for the 19th Street Baptist Church, a historic Frank Furness-designed building in Point Breeze. As…

    • Royal Theater

From Eyes on the Street: Preserve Philadelphia’s Future

These are this year’s faces of endangered Philadelphia. The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s 2011 list of endangered properties came out earlier this month, highlighting nine buildings notable for their important…

    • The Royal
Eyes on the Street

Preserve Philadelphia's Future

[gallery] These are this year’s faces of endangered Philadelphia. The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s 2011 list of endangered properties came out earlier this month, highlighting nine buildings notable for their…

    • A demolition permit was filed for the  19th Street Baptist Church.
Eyes on the Street

Emergency grant for 19th Street Baptist Church gives glimmer of hope for urgent repairs

Since late summer, there has been intense speculation that Philadelphia may lose a church by Frank Furness at the corner of 19th and Titan streets in Point Breeze. But the church…

    • 19th Street Baptist Church

Emergency grant for 19th Street Baptist Church gives glimmer of hope for urgent repairs

The 19th Street Baptist Church designed by Frank Furness and George Hewitt, is in dire shape. But the church congregation is working with preservation experts to help buy the building time,…

    • The Sidney Hillman Medical Center demolition started today.
Eyes on the Street

Modernist Hillman Medical Center demolition underway

Crews started demolishing the Sidney Hillman Medical Center at 22nd and Chestnut today to make way for a new high-rise residential tower built by Chicago’s John Buck Company. I watched the demolition…

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