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    • Former Rohm & Haas building, 6th and Market streets.

Historic nomination of Rohm & Haas Building takes layered approach

On Friday the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s designation committee will consider an extraordinary nomination for the Rohm & Haas Building on Independence Mall. It is a three-part nomination, “like a Russian nesting…

    • 721 Chestnut Street / Ben Leech

The quest to designate Chestnut Street "commercial architecture"

Update: The Designation Committee recommended approval for all of PAGP's nominations, including the 700 block of Chestnut St parcels; the Carnegie Branch Libraries at 3948-50 Walnut St., 8711 Germantown Ave. and 601 W. Lehigh Ave. 365 Green Lane,…

    • 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…

    • Camac Street, Washington Square West
Eyes on the Street

Next mayor must reboot preservation infrastructure

As part of our election season op-ed series focusing on ideas for the next administration, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia's Ben Leech argues it's time for the city's historic preservation…

    • Court of Common Pleas reverses L&I Review Board decision on Church of the Assumption

Councilman proposes funding committee to register more historic buildings

Councilman Jim Kenney introduced a bill on Thursday aimed at stepping up the city’s efforts at historic preservation. The measure would create a “Special Committee for Consideration of National Register of…

    • 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…

    • The iPic plan

Movie chain owner says only hope for Boyd is 8-screen complex

Preservationists will challenge plan to demolish Art Deco interior when the proposal comes before the Historical Commission next month.   The Florida-based movie theater company, iPic Entertainment, has begun showing previews…

    • Chinatown Cultural & Community Center
Eyes on the Street

Icon of Chinatown overlooked no more

If you’ve walked down 10th Street in Chinatown you’ve seen Philadelphia’s version of a Mandarin palace, the Chinese Cultural and Community Center. The building's carved stone entryway, red balconies, “cloud-shaped” brackets,…

    • 4601 Market
Eyes on the Street

New Police headquarters in West Philly means sale for Roundhouse, Health Department buildings

It's looking ever-more likely that someday the historic Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building at 46th and Market streets will become a new headquarters for the Police, Health Department, and city morgue. …

    • A section of the individual properties listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places mapped on PreservePhiladelphia.org.
Eyes on the Street

Preserve Philadelphia transformed

Finding out if a building is designated as historic in Philadelphia typically requires calling the Historical Commission. Online preservation resources for the city have been spotty. But the Preservation Alliance for…

    • The former Provident Mutual Life Insurance building at 4601 Market Street will likely become home to the PPD, Health Department and morgue.
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…

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