• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

March 10-14: Founding Philadelphia | Washington Avenue Study | Creative Neighborhood Redevelopment | Investing in People and Places | Historical Commission

This week brings talks about Philly history, creativity, and redevelopment; updates on a study of Washington Avenue; and a Historical Commission meeting considering the Boyd Theatre's fate. 

LEARN: Building Philadelphia - Penn's Plan and the Founding of the City

Tuesday, March 11, 6-8pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. This year’s Building Philadelphia lecture series returns this week with John Andrew Gallery’s look at the founding of Philadelphia. $20 for individual lecture, $10 for students/AIA associates.

DISCUSS: Washington Avenue Public Meeting

Tuesday, March 11, 6-7:30pm. Grace Peace & Community Church, 1701 Washington Ave. Learn about the Washington Avenue Transportation & Parking Study, discuss safety issues and enforcement, and see the final roadway configuration. Open to the public.

TALK: Creative Neighborhood Redevelopment

Thursday, March 13, 7-9pm. Mantua Haverford Community Center, 631 N 39th Street. Discuss how artists are leading creative neighborhood redevelopment across the country with Rick Lowe (Project Row Houses, Houston, TX), Kyong Park (Los Angeles/Detroit), and Transformazium (Braddock, PA). Free, register online.

STRATEGIZE: Investing in People and Places

Friday, March 14, 8:30-11:30am. DVRPC, 190 North Independence Mall West. Learn about Greater Philadelphia’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, and discuss priorities for public investment, job creation, economic development, and talent attraction/retention. RSVP online.

HEARING: Philadelphia Historical Commission, Boyd Theatre Hardship

Friday, March 14, 9am. 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029. At its March meeting the Philadelphia Historical Commission will consider various alterations, the construction of a tower behind Lit Brothers on Market Street, and the hardship application for the Boyd Theatre. Open to the public.



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