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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…

    • Stained glass detail, Family Court
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Inside the historic Family Court

Until the Family Court's functions move to a new court building at 15th and Arch, the historic Family Court buidling is not a place the public can explore given the sensitive…

    • 40th and Pine, November 2013

Judge affirms permit to demolish historic 40th and Pine mansion

A judge has ruled that the historic mansion at 40th and Pine streets may be demolished, affirming an earlier split decision from the Board of Licenses and Inspections Review. The ruling…

    • Ken Weinstein, developer of the former Germantown Settlement Charter School campus, could soon have a new tenant. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Adult daycare likely coming to former Germantown Settlement Charter School campus

An adult daycare center is now on track to become the newest tenant of a five-building complex in southwest Germantown. For-profit Tori's Garden of Eden wants to open the center at…

    • The 19th Street Baptist Church's serpentine cladding is just one of the building's preservation problems.
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Planning for a new day at 19th Street Baptist Church

“I bring enthusiasm, I bring passion,” were 19th Street Baptist’s new pastor Rev. Wilbur Winborne’s words at a February 8th meeting of the congregation with students from PennDesign. Students from the…

    • Two of the YouthBuild students help Andrew Palewski position one of the original porch columns | YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter
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TEDxPhiladelphia: The new classroom of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". You can also join us for a …

    • Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

Reckoning with the Boyd Theatre's final bow

It looks like curtains for the historic Boyd Theatre, the shuttered Art Deco movie palace at 19th and Chestnut, and its case brings up tough questions about the political and public…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

Opinion: Howard Haas' position on the Boyd Theatre decision

The Philadelphia Historical Commission has approved almost every application for "economic hardship" by developers seeking to demolish their historic buildings but in approving Friday the application by Live Nation & iPIC…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall

Historical Commission rejects efforts to save Boyd

The Philadelphia Historical Commission approved a hardship application from the owners of the historic Boyd Theater on Chestnut Street on Friday, allowing developer Neal Rodin to demolish all but the facade…

    • Northwood Frankford Community Y, February 2014
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Frankford Y forging an unlikely path back from the brink

The stately brownstone mansion at Leiper and Arrott streets is cold and dark, the front yard-turned-parking-lot is snowy, and the intersection is quiet though it is nearly rush hour at the…

    • St. Bonaventure | Photo by Bradley Maule

St. Bonaventure condemned, but who will salvage its soul?

Editor’s note: This story is a collaborative effort between PlanPhilly and Hidden City Philadelphia. With common interests and a natural allegiance, we pooled our resources to see what—if anything—gets salvaged…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

Historical Commission committee accepts Boyd hardship application

The Historical Commission's Committee on Financial Hardship waded into the raw-nerved case of the Boyd Theatre's Future, Part II, Thursday.   In continuing a hearing that ran out the clock on…

    • Fenced off East Park Canoe House
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East Park Canoe House to be restored for Temple rowing

The Schuylkill River's East Park Canoe House and Temple University’s rowing teams are getting new leases on life. The City announced yesterday that the historic East Park Canoe House will undergo…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

Anonymous donor offers to purchase Boyd Theatre

In a strange new plot twist in the saga of the Boyd Theatre, an anonymous donor has come forward offering to purchase the Boyd for $4.5 million, as Inga Saffron…

    • 1801 Vine designed by John Windrim, and made possible through WPA funds.
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Family Court to be sensitively redeveloped as Kimpton Hotel

It took a couple tries, but the old Family Court building at 1801 Vine Street will be converted into a hotel once its functions move to the new courthouse being built…

    • Cara Bertron, Preservation Provocateur, February 12, 2014
Eyes on the Street

Pro-demolition preservationists? Cara Bertron explores rightsizing and preservation

Preservationists should fight for demolition. Yes, you read that right. “Our job as preservationists is to argue for rightsizing,” Cara Bertron contended before a crowd of preservationists at University of the…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine. Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine.

Judge splits decision on zoning appeal at 40th & Pine

Earlier this month, attorneys on both sides of the ongoing preservation battle surrounding the historic property at 400 S. 40th Street sat before Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common…

    • The John Coltrane House, 1511 North 33rd Street | YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter
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YouthBuild students help restore John Coltrane House

On the 1500 block of North 33rd Street, across from the Reservoir Drive entrance to Fairmount Park, John Coltrane worked on one of his most important works "Giant Steps," in the…

    • iPic Boyd exterior

Complicated Boyd Theatre financial hardship hearing runs out of meeting minutes, will be continued

After hours of testimony from finance and construction experts explaining how they concluded that the hardship that would be incurred by the owners and operators of the Boyd Theatre in the…

    • The contractor was able to reuse much of the original decorative elements on the exterior walls
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