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Ben Leech

Ben Leech is the former Director of Advocacy at the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and is a proud dual citizen of Philadelphia and Lancaster (a Philancadelphisterian?). He dabbles in illustration, architectural and otherwise. Some of his extracurricular activities are on display at btleech.tumblr.com

Doppelgangers

Doppelgangers

December 15, 2011  |  Found

Separated at birth: twin buildings five and a half miles apart > more

Schuylkill View, Manayunk

Schuylkill View, Manayunk

December 13, 2011  |  Found

In Manayunk, a crazy, jagged stone roofline led Ben Leech up a set of stairs and onto the remains of an estate called Schuylkill View > more

Demolition Begins At Sidney Hillman Medical Center

Demolition Begins At Sidney Hillman Medical Center

November 28, 2011  |  Buzz

Icon of 1950s modernism to be replaced by high rise development > more

Progress

Progress

October 13, 2011  |  Last Light

Exploring an alley near Jewelers Row, where the ornate architecture of another era survives amid the flotsam and jetsam of the present > more

Great Depression meets Great Recession

Great Depression meets Great Recession

September 28, 2011  |  Found

At 7th and Thompson, a New Deal-era mural in a post office to be closed. > more