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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.

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

Finding Robert Wood: The Long Lost Foundry Of An Iconic Ironworker

Finding Robert Wood: The Long Lost Foundry Of An Iconic Ironworker

September 21, 2015  |  Vantage

Robert Wood's renowned foundry at the corner of Ridge Avenue and 12th Street on Spring Garden Street once produced some of the nation's finest ornamental iron work. The neighborhood is slowly awakening with renewal, yet the revered company's former site remains an empty, blighted lot > more