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Ben Leech

Ben Leech is a preservationist, architectural historian and illustrator based in Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Instagram @bentleech and support his capitalist alter-ego at Archivolt Press

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

Delaware and Shackamaxon

Delaware and Shackamaxon

September 9, 2011  |  Unlisted Philadelphia

A rare survivor from our city's maritime past sits empty across from the new(ish) Sugarhouse Casino. > more