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    • Historical Commission Sept. 2013

Historical Commission approves Family Court and A.J. Reach designations

In a relatively brief meeting on Friday, the Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed just five cases, none of significant public impact. In a short discussion following its regular meeting, the Commission also…

    • 400 S. 40th
Eyes on the Street

Preservation hardship rule revisions on hold

After being dropped from the Historical Commission’s agenda last month, proposed rule changes to the city’s preservation hardship regulations remain on hold. Jon Farnham, the Historical Commission’s executive director, circulated several…

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Historical Commission director seeks revision of hardship regulations

Jon Farnham has asked the Historical Commission to vote on whether to amend its Rules and Regulations to remove a line requiring historic property owners seeking financial hardship to “attempt the…

    •  Aaron Wunsch standing in front of 19th Street Baptist Church

Letter to the Editor: Wunsch responds to Farnham

To the Editor: Jon Farnham evidently believes that historic preservation is alive and well in Philadelphia.  Reading his oddly ad hominem response to my December PlanPhilly interview, I was struck by…

    • route52
Eyes on the Street

Jan 28: Farnham defends Historical Commission | PA transportation-funding plan update | Route 52 route change | ad-wrap veto | love for The Woodlands, the old days in Swampoodle

Good morning and welcome to the working week. Hope you enjoyed Friday’s frosting of snow and had a cozy weekend. Today promises to be a bit messy so be careful out…

    • John Farnham, Laura Spina and John Gallery

The Executive Director of the Historical Commission defends the city’s record on protecting historic buildings and explains the challenges of the city agency.

PlanPhilly sat down on Jan. 23 with Jonathan Farnham, executive director of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, to discuss challenges facing the Commission and to discuss recent concerns and comments from the…

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Historical Commission says demo permit for Church of the Assumption is valid

The Historical Commission announced Friday morning that its members unanimously affirmed the validity of a permit to demolish the historic Church of the Assumption issued to the building’s owner last fall.…

    • Roundhouse-south
Eyes on the Street

Jan 9: Germantown Special Services District revival | Convention Center signage | Tower Place opens | Assumption demo stay, stays | Save the Roundhouse

Good morning, Streeters. Here's your morning Buzz from Germantown, North Broad Street, the Assumption hearing, and a bit of love for the Roundhouse:  Councilwoman Cindy Bass wants to reactivate the Germantown…

    • hardship 40th and pine

Farnham justifies granting hardship in testimony at hearing on 40th & Pine property

Another full-day hearing at the Board of L&I Review on the proposed demolition of a historic property at 40th and Pine streets stopped without finishing on Monday. Attorneys for the City…

    • Mesh panel mockup on the roof of Lit Brothers.
Eyes on the Street

All Lit Up: Mesh mockup atop Lit Brothers

Lit Brothers could soon have large, animated digital ads on its roof as part of the Market East Commercial Advertising District. So, at the Historical Commission's request, a "media mesh" mockup…

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