2011 Endangered Properties List Released

John Coltrane House Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia

The Inquirer’s Stephan Salisbury reported this morning on the release of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s 2011 Endangered Properties list. This year, according to Preservation Alliance director John Gallery, the list favors places that reveal “events, activities, and people.” Among the sites: Joe Frazier’s Gym, the Royal Theater, the Chinese Cultural Center, and the John Coltrane House.

We’ll have more in the coming weeks on these sites and the Preservation Alliance’s plans to advocate for them.

About the author

Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin’s latest book is the novel Lion and Leopard (The Head and The Hand Press). He is also the author of Song of the City (Four Walls Eight Windows/Basic Books) and The Possible City (Camino Books). He is senior writer and script editor of the Emmy-winning documentary series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” and the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine. Popkin's literary criticism appears in the Wall Street Journal, Public Books, The Kenyon Review, and The Millions. He is writer-in-residence of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.



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  1. Well Joe Frazier’s Gym is now a furniture store. I can’t really imagine them putting any money into maintaining the building.

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