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Arielle Harris

Arielle Harris is a soon-to-be graduate of PennDesign, where she focused on historic preservation and urban redevelopment. Born but not raised in Philadelphia, she is excited to finally call this city home and learn about all its nooks and crannies. You can find her attempting to win the affection of neighborhood dogs, looking out of windows on trains, or eyeing chocolate chip cookies at the local bakery.

La Salle University Threatens Germantown Landmarks

La Salle University Threatens Germantown Landmarks

February 9, 2017  |  Soapbox

On Friday, the Historical Commission will consider legal protections for two historic Germantown homes. Owners La Salle University will oppose the nominations to retain their right to demolition. Arielle Harris makes a case for saving these two Wister family properties and reveals La Salle's long tradition of razing neighborhood landmarks > more