• 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.

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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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hardship hearing for Boyd Theatre next week, consultants say reuse requires subsidy

Is there a financial hardship that prevents the reuse of the Boyd Theatre, Philadelphia’s last movie palace? That's the question that…

Demolition underway for Episcopal brownstones and 40th Street M.E. Church

For more than a year we've been anticipating the leveling of the Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones at 38th and Chestnut and the…

Recognizing Roxborough: Is the neighborhood losing its character?

Roxborough has been in the news recently due to new development projects along Ridge Avenue, the main artery of this Northwest…

Advocates rally for Boyd Theatre reuse

As snow fell Tuesday, about 35 hardy souls rallied under the Boyd Theatre’s canopy to protest the historic theater’s possible demolition, dutifully…

2013 Endangered Properties List

At a rally outside the Boyd Theatre on Tuesday morning the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will annouce its Eleventh Annual…

Rally for the Boyd Theatre December 10

The Boyd Theatre on Chestnut Street is Philly's last grand movie palace, a vacant Art Deco marvel waiting for its next…

Vital Signs: Fresh paint for businesses with "ghost signs"

“Ghost signs” are all over this city's walls, advertising businesses of yesteryear in vanishing paint. But some of the same businesses…

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