• 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.

Well Preserved: 2014 Preservation Achievement Awards

From a fountain with seahorses to cherubs on a bus loop, Paul Cret’s Pachyderm house to Robert Smith’s St. Peter’s Church – the 27 people and projects that will be honored at this evening’s Preservation Achievement Awards represent a broad spectrum of projects across the region. These are the Philadelphia honorees the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia recognized this year:

PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY AWARDS:

  • 33rd and Dauphin Loop Improvements   3250 Ridge Avenue
  • The Annex at the Touraine   1516 and 1518 Spruce Street
  • The Fountain of the Seahorses   640 Water Works Drive
  • The John C. Haas Archive of Science and Business at Chemical Heritage Foundation 36 S. 3rd Street
  • KidZooU   3400 Girard Avenue
  • Nugent Senior Apartments   101-221 West Johnson Street 
  • Rittenhouse Plaza   1901 Walnut Street
  • Rittenhouse Square Centennial Restoration   Rittenhouse Square
  • Saylor Grove Guard Box Restoration    Lincoln & Wissahickon Drives
  • St. Peter’s Church   313 Pine Street
  • Union League Lincoln Ballroom   140 S. Broad Street
     


SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

  • James Biddle Award for lifetime achievement in historic preservation
  • Janet S. Klein
  • Public Service Award for preservation in the public interest
  • Robert P. Thomas, AIA
  • Rhoda and Permar Richards Award for service to the Preservation Alliance
  • Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust
  • John Andrew Gallery Community Action Award for achievement by community organizations
    YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School for their rehabilitation of 82 homes, and their work on Cedar Grove mansion in Fairmount Park and the John Coltrane House
    Holme Circle Civic Association for their coalition to restore the Holme-Crispin Cemetery

Special Recognition

  • Municipal Services Building on the occasion of the building’s 50th Anniversary
  • Rohm and Haas Building on the occasion of the building’s 50th Anniversary
  • The Athenaeum of Philadelphia on the occasion of the organization’s 200th anniversary

AIA Philadelphia Awards:

  • 2014 AIA Philadelphia Landmark Building Award: Tindley Temple
  • Henry J. Magaziner EFAIA Award: Howard B. Haas
    • 33rd/Dauphin Bus Loop: The bus canopy was torn down and rebuilt using some of the original bricks
      33rd/Dauphin Bus Loop: The bus canopy was torn down and rebuilt using some of the original bricks
    • It was important to the community to preserve the original cherubs
      It was important to the community to preserve the original cherubs
    • The main path offers a view of the restored Paul Cret building, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
      The main path offers a view of the restored Paul Cret building, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
    • Italian Fountain
      Italian Fountain
    • Seahorse wing in waiting
      Seahorse wing in waiting
    • Nugent Senior Apartment complex
      Nugent Senior Apartment complex
    • A detail on the rear of the Nugent building.
      A detail on the rear of the Nugent building.
    • The southwest entrance's balustrade after restoration.
      The southwest entrance's balustrade after restoration.
    • st peter's steeple
      st peter's steeple
    • The John Coltrane House, 1511 North 33rd Street | YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter
      The John Coltrane House, 1511 North 33rd Street | YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter
    • Yo Frank! | Theresa Stigale
      Yo Frank! | Theresa Stigale
    • Howard B. Haas, Friends of the Boyd president (center) and Caroline Boyce, executive director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (right) spoke at the Boyd rally. (December 2013)
      Howard B. Haas, Friends of the Boyd president (center) and Caroline Boyce, executive director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (right) spoke at the Boyd rally. (December 2013)
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About the author

Ashley Hahn, Editor, Eyes on the Street

Ashley writes and edits Eyes on the Street. She has a special interest in preservation, neighborhoods, and all things public – from policy to art. Ashley holds masters degrees in City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation from PennDesign.

Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. She is proud to call 19147 home. 

Find Ashley on twitter @ashleyjhahn.


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