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    • Historical Commission Dec. 2013

Historical Commission breezes through final 2014 meeting

As an early Christmas present to everyone involved, the Philadelphia Historical Commission held an impressively brief (15 minutes!) December meeting on Friday. That's not to suggest that the two cases under…

    • Proposed window alterations, 241 S 7th St.

Historical Commission reviews new Ritt-Fit new construction

In a brief meeting on Friday morning, the Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed plans for nine new townhouses in the Rittenhouse-Fitler Residential Historic District, as well as a proposal to cut new…

    • George T. Pearson House in Germantown

Historical Commission adds to register, approves Old City apartment

The Philadelphia Historical Commission approved the construction of a new residential building in the Old City Historic District on Friday, and added 14 new properties to the city's historical register. They…

    • Proposed LED Sign
    • Talking schist. . .

Historical Commission drills deeper, examines materials

What looked to be a relatively uneventful lineup at Friday's meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission turned into a series of thoughtful discussions on the significance of materials to the historic…

    • Historical Commission allows Fossil project to proceed

Historical Commission allows Fossil project to proceed

This year's inaugural meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission saw a duly vigilant but ultimately tolerant group granting approval to all but one case.Only two public buildings were considered; offering…

    • Greco/Outside Family Court

Public Space as connector was an issue for Philadelphians in 2011

My beats are varied but, time and time again, public space is the connector. That Philadelphians feel strongly about this issue, too, is clear. Some of PlanPhilly's most-read stories addressed this…

    • Centennial District Transportation Center

Art Commission reviews transit, zoo, and school projects

The Philadelphia Art Commission gave final approval today to the first of a three-phase reworking by SEPTA of the concourses and fare entryways of the transportation networks underneath City Hall and…

    • 223 Monroe Street

Historical Commission's Architectural Committee tackles residential issues

In reviewing a quartet of projects that raised questions about exterior restorations and attendant roof replacements, and in one case, additions, today's relatively brief Architectural Committee meeting once again showcased how…

Historical Commission talks signs

Between several consent agenda items and a few withdrawn applications, today's Historical Commission Meeting was remarkably brief.After commissioners reviewed the remaining residential applications for about 15 minutes, Chair Sam Sherman,…

    • 1853 mansion on W. 40th and Pine streets.

Historical Commission hears about UPenn, Old City projects

After a lengthy bout of presentations, debate, and commentary, the Historical Commission Friday granted final approval to a University of Pennsylvania project that involves the erection of a 7-story apartment building…

    • Dominique Hawkins

In Profile: Dominique Hawkins

If the place where a person chooses to live tells you anything about them, then where architect Dominique Hawkins hangs her silk shirts and linen pants says it all.The current…

    • Photo: VisitPhilly

Historical Commission's Architecture Committee hears about windows

Windows, more windows, and some more windows.On Tuesday morning, the Architectural Committee of the Historical Commission sped through an agenda filled with applicants seeking to replace windows, install new windows…

    • Community meeting at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Historical Commission's Architecture Committee seeks context

The Philadelphia Historical Commission may have specific standards to which it adheres — namely those delineated by the Secretary of the Interior — but its Architectural Committee is specifically interested in…

    • Cynthia Temple photo / QVNA

Historical Commission approves modified expansion of wood plank home

For two months now, owner Paul Palladino and his architect John Weckerly of Boxwood Architects have been working with the equally patient members of the Architectural Committee of the Historical Commission…

    • Suburban Station windows

Architecture Committee of Historical Commission looks at Suburban Station, Reading Terminal Market projects

Projects concerning two of Philadelphia's signature public terminuses — Suburban Station and Reading Terminal Market — came under review before the Architecture Committee of the Historical Commission during its May meeting on…

    • Reading Terminal's Paul Steinke

Historical Commission looks at two major public space projects, and considers additions to two Colonial-era buildings.

Revisions — significant and not so significant — to two of the city's most important public spaces, City Hall's Dilworth Plaza and Reading Terminal Market; and additions to two of its…

    • Remnant of Queen Village home circa 1768

How local historic preservation works

Jan. 5, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyOn Dec. 11, James L. Brown IV scored a major victory. After winning national historic designation more than two decades ago for a…

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