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Karen Chernick

Karen Chernick is an art historian and museum professional who recently moved to Philadelphia from Tel Aviv. She is excited to discover the stories that her new home has to tell through its design, architecture and urban renewal.

Reassessing Horace Trumbauer

Reassessing Horace Trumbauer

April 22, 2016  |  Vantage

Architect Horace Trumbauer left an indelible mark on the city's landscape, yet even today he remains largely underrated. Karen Chernick talks with Bruce Laverty, curator of architecture at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, about the man behind some of Philadelphia's most iconic architecture > more

Still Advancing The Goals Of The

Still Advancing The Goals Of The “New Century”

March 11, 2016  |  Vantage

New Century Trust, a 130-year old women’s non-profit, still carries the torch for women's economic, educational, and social improvement inside their original headquarters on Locust Street. In celebration of Women's History Month, contributor Karen Chernick has this profile on the groundbreaking organization and their late 19th century townhouse > more

Available: Life In The Log Cabin At Stenton

Available: Life In The Log Cabin At Stenton

November 20, 2015  |  Vantage

What's life like living in an 18th century log cabin in Germantown? Karen Chernick talks with the former caretakers of Stenton, who cared for the colonial grounds of James Logan's historic summer home for over a decade > more

Interior Designer Digs Deep With Delancey Place Restoration

Interior Designer Digs Deep With Delancey Place Restoration

October 9, 2015  |  Vantage

Barbara Eberlein talks architectural archeology, creative rehabilitation, and historic preservation with 21st century sensibilities > more

Philly's Flag Obsession, In Two Parts

Philly’s Flag Obsession, In Two Parts

October 2, 2015  |  Vantage

The 1100 block of Rodman Street's 14 year flag project has a strange prequel in the work of another Rodman, the son of John Wanamaker > more