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Jan 18-21: African American Iconic Images Collection Tour | Michael Lewis on Furness | MLK Day of Service

Here's what's on tap for the long weekend: African American Iconic Images Collection Tour Saturday, January 19, 10am-Noon. Departs from African American Museum, 701 Arch Street. Hop on a special tour…

    • Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
    • The home, named for the original owner’s Welsh ancestors, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Furness-designed mansion sold in post-auction deal

Dolobran, the  late 19th-century Haverford estate designed by the firm of Furness and Evans, has been sold for “over $1.5 million,” according to real estate agent Robin Gordon of Prudential Fox…

    • Broad Street Station, 1920 | Aero Service Corp | Ariel Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Frank Furness' Broad Street Station, 1920

For this From Above we head to the heart of Center City in 1920, with an up-close look at City Hall and the old the Broad Street Station. We have Frank…

    • Tower Investments has posted the Ortlieb buildings with notices of demolition. We wish they would reconsider.
    • The design of Dolobran, 231 Laurel Lane in Haverford, began in 1881 and continued until 1895.

For Sale: Haverford Home by Furness

On the 100th anniversary of his death, a full-blown, citywide celebration of 19th century architect Frank Furness is under way. A historic marker was dedicated last week at the house where…

    • The Industrial Trust is one of the banks at Front and Norris that WCRP plans to demolish in order to build affordable housing. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Commercial viability of Front St in Kensington | W Hotel moving forward | Team Vick Field for Hunting Park | Why we love Furness, now

The Industrial Trust is one of the banks at Front and Norris that WCRP plans to demolish in order to build affordable housing. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr…

    • The marker

New historical marker commemorates Frank Furness

Some 200 fans of Frank Furness, arguably the greatest of Philadelphia architects, clustered outside his home last Friday afternoon to witness the unveiling — amazing to think that one doesn't already…

    • What could possibly be under this trash bag at 1426 Pine Street?
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September 14-16: Furness marker dedication | Second Friday on Lancaster | Oktoberfest

Frank Furness Marker Dedication Friday, September 14, 5:30pm. 1426 Pine Street. Come celebrate the legacy of brilliant architect and native son Frank Furness, as the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission unveils…

    • This Furness bank could go beer hall and tiki bar later this year. | Historic American Buildings Survey
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No Tiki for Furness Bank

The Northern Savings Fund Bank at 6th and Spring Garden has had a weird life since Frank Furness designed it. Since it's days as a bank, the building has been nightclubs…

    • The mortuary chapel at Mt. Sinai Cemetery was built by Frank Furness in 1892. | Alan Jaffe, PlanPhilly
    • Scaffolding erected inside the church before roof repairs. | photo by Aaron Wunsch
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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…

    • This Furness bank could go beer hall and tiki bar later this year. | Historic American Buildings Survey
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Michael Nutter's mayoral legacy, meet Mayor Clarke?, transit incentive cut, Furness goes tiki, cartographic art

This Furness bank could go beer hall and tiki bar later this year. | Historic American Buildings Survey The Inquirer editorializes today about Mayor Nutter’s second term legacy-building opportunities in the…

    • The 19th Street Baptist Church could get emergency repair work soon.
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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,…

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November 11-13: Shop Philly design, eat Forgotten Foods, toast Frank Furness, tour Bella Vista

Philadelphia Produces Original Design (P.POD) Opens Friday, November 11, 5-8pm. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. A new pop-up shop featuring items designed or made in Philly will take…

    • The Knowlton mansion sits on a 12-acre site at 8001 Verree Rd.

Look Up! 19th Century rural retreats in Northeast Philly

“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…

    • Look Up! An architect's legacy on Spruce Street

Look Up! An architect's legacy on Spruce 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…

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