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    • Red Doors | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Pool
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Spring restoration workshops for homeowners

Live in an old house with wood windows that need some TLC? Wondering how to make your old house more energy-efficient? The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s homeowner workshops return this…

    • The Race Street Pier kicks off its summer season with tonight.
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May 4-6: Art Star at Race Street Pier | Physick Plant Sale | Broad Street Run | Overbrook Farms Open House

First Friday @ Race Street Pier: Art Star Craft Bazaar Preview Friday May 4, 6-9pm. Race Street Pier, Race Street and Delaware Avenue. Next weekend the 9th Annual Spring Art Star…

    • Overbrook Farms Club Board Member Stephanie Kindt presents an original window in her home located on the 6300- block of Overbrook Avenue.
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Overbrook Farms: Neighborhood Club Advocates to Preserve Neighborhood [video]

by Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzie [Philadelphia Neighborhoods]   With the delay of the historic district designation for Overbrook Farms, Overbrook Farms Club continues to spread awareness about the importance…

    • The many faces of Overbrook Farms include stately Tudor Revival homes on Sherwood Road.
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Grappling with preservation in Overbrook Farms

What the heck is going on with the Overbrook Farms Historic District? Everything and nothing, apparently. The Historical Commission has been working on creating a local historic district for Overbrook Farms…

    • 1896 Plan of Overbrook Farms with rough outline of proposed historic district boundaries overlaid.

Grappling with preservation in Overbrook Farms

What the heck is going on with the Overbrook Farms Historic District? Everything and nothing, apparently. The Historical Commission has been working on creating a local historic district for Overbrook Farms…

    • Promenade | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Historical Commission tables Overbrook Farms discussion again, OKs church window removal

The Philadelphia Historical Commission Friday once again tabled its review of a proposed Overbook Farms Historic District, following a request by Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger. Sara Merriman, Greenberger's designee on the…

    • An Overbrook Farms home. Image by Alan Jaffe.

Updated: Overbrook Farms residents differ on historic designation

Update: After requesting a delay on the vote to designate Overbrook Farms historic last year, Councilman Jones has told PlanPhilly he is opposed to the designation.  "When we start talking about…

    • Fleur-de-lis | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr pool
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Whither Overbrook Farms Historic District, legalizing bandit signs, Boy Scouts HQ still in limbo, Performance Garage to close

Fleur-de-lis | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr poolOverbrook Farms isn’t sure it wants to become a local historic district, even though the homeowners’ association has…

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Historical Commission tables Overbrook Farms historic designation discussion

Despite getting off to a slow start — a contentious 40-minute look at some exterior renovations to a Girard Estate home — today's meeting of the Historical Commission wrapped up its…

    • Greetings | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Zoning overlays, school closings, Delaware River waterfront plan published, Tastykake factory conversion

Greetings | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group City Council is recommending that several neighborhoods retain their zoning overlays, Amy Z. Quinn reports for PlanPhilly/NewsWorks. Among the…

    • Donna Carney from the City Planning Commission recorded a group's conversation about housing.

Parkside: West Park residents voice opinions at Philadelphia 2035 planning meeting

By Kara Savidge and Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly This week marked an initial but important step in the City Planning Commission’s redevelopment of the West Parkside neighborhood. Sonia Laron discussed the…

    • A balancing act for West Park neighborhoods

A balancing act for West Park neighborhoods

The district-level comprehensive plan for the West Park area will focus on three key areas: Centennial Park, City Line Avenue, and the relatively large amount of vacant properties contained especially in…

    • Joseph W. Huston, who designed capitol building in Harrisburg, was architect of this 1896 home on 6000 block of Overbrook Ave.

Look Up: “A suburb deluxe” in West Philly

Oct. 15 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a new feature of PlanPhilly that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus…

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