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    • Demolition of 4046-48 Chestnut Street | Aaron Wunsch
Eyes on the Street

Praxis Dialogues: Does this place matter? Philadelphia’s preservation paradox

On February 28, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will host the next Praxis Dialogues, the third in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice.…

    • A demolition permit was filed for the  19th Street Baptist Church.

False demolition fears at 19th Street Baptist Church

As word circulated Monday that a demolition notice was posted on the door of 19th Street Baptist Church, hearts sank among its faithful and preservationists concerned with the church’s fate. The…

    • Protestant Church of the Messiah demolition underway | Andrew Fearon

Commission rejects historic designation for Port Richmond church

The Philadelphia Historic Commission voted on Friday not to accept a nomination for the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Messiah on the 2600 block of East Huntingdon Street in Port Richmond.…

    • 40th and Pine, November 2013

Mansion at 40th and Pine goes before Historical Commission again

Last week, the financial hardship committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission voted to approve a request from the University of Pennsylvania and developer Jonathan Weiss to amend its May 2012 approval…

    • The 19th Street Baptist Church's serpentine cladding is just one of the building's preservation problems.
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • Church of the Assumption
Eyes on the Street

November 7-8: Preservation Law and Policy: Crises of Legitimacy

Is our city's preservation system working?  In the past year we’ve seen the pitched legal battle over the Church of the Assumption escalate, the Overbrook Farms Historic District derailed by politics…

    •  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…

    • Night Market is back for the season, starting out in Northern Liberties Thursday night.
Eyes on the Street

May 21-25: 10th Street bike lane/sharrow, electric city, human geography, and Night Market

10th Street Bike Lane Open Houses Tuesday, May 22, 5:30-7:30pm. Chinese Christian Church and Center meeting hall, 225 N. 10th Street. Wednesday, May 23, 4:30-6:30pm, SEPTA Food Court, 1234 Market Street.…

    • 19th st baptist church
Eyes on the Street

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…

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