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    • The former Please Touch Museum site was demolished in 2016 (Steve Ives/EOTS Flickr Group)
Eyes on the Street

Philly reckons with its endangered history as preservation task force pivots to solutions

By Ashley Hahn “We’re moving through a jungle, shrouded in mist. We’re on a path. We don’t know where it’s going, or what’s going to hit us in the face. But…

    • Germantown Town Hall

Germantown Avenue wins online popularity contest, $150,000 grant

Philadelphia residents can now boast that Germantown Avenue is the most popular main street in the nation. Germantown United Community Development Corporation didn’t just win the grant awarded in the Partners…

    • Point Breeze | Credit: Neal Santos, © National Trust for Historic Preservation

Philadelphia’s historic neighborhoods named ‘National Treasure’

Philadelphia has been named the newest National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in a campaign intended to bring fresh attention and new resources to the city’s thorniest preservation…

    • Hale Building

Kenney launches Historic Preservation Task Force

Jim Kenney’s administration says it wants to improve the city’s historic preservation environment while encouraging people to see preservation and development as partners in urban growth. Figuring out how to make…

    • Hale
Eyes on the Street

Retrofitting Philadelphia: Five Takeaways

It is a classic Philadelphia problem: We’re an aged city, rich with old buildings ripe for new futures. Our stock of older, smaller buildings is an extraordinary, but undervalued, asset. So…

    • Love Letter
Eyes on the Street

Join CityLove to explore Philly: June 14-20

Later this month city-huggers armed with smart phones will be out exploring the city, meeting up for Instagram photo walks, and exploring some of Philly’s iconic and historic places. From June…

    • Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Joe Frazier's Endangered Gym

Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons The gym on North Broad where boxing legend Smokin' Joe Frazier trained to fight Muhammad Ali closed in 2008. While Frazier's…

    • Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Trust's annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Since our first list in 1988, we have identified more than…

    • 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…

A message from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

A message from the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Historic Preservation Needs Your Help: Act Now to Restore Funding for Historic Preservation Programs Last week, President Obama released his FY…

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

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…

Make a Call for America’s Treasures and Voice Your Support for Preservation Funding

A message from the National Trust for Historic Preservation: All grassroots advocacy campaigns have critical moments – here’s ours. Your lawmakers are back home right now while Congress is closed for…

Chestnut Hill is a 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destination

A message from the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Pennsylvania’s own Chestnut Hill has been named one of the 2010 America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. …

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