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Rachel Hildebrandt

Rachel Hildebrandt, a recent graduate of PennDesign, is a native Philadelphian who is passionate about the changing city she inhabits. Before beginning her graduate studies in historic preservation with a focus on policy, Rachel obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and co-authored two books, The Philadelphia Area Architecture of Horace Trumbauer (2009) and Oak Lane, Olney, and Logan (2011). She currently works as a program associate at Partners for Sacred Places.

Update: Wynne Theater's Neon Letters Removed

Update: Wynne Theater’s Neon Letters Removed

January 11, 2012  |  Buzz

In West Philly, L&I forced the removal of the historic theater's neon sign, which are being offered for sale by Provenance Architectural Salvage > more

Mindwarp: Kresge's

Mindwarp: Kresge’s

January 10, 2012  |  Found

Throw on the Kresge's theme and take a tour of some of the remaining Kresge buildings, all over the city > more

North Philly Church Rehab Underway

North Philly Church Rehab Underway

January 9, 2012  |  Buzz

A massive 1889 church and school to be renovated for a growing congregation > more

City Controller's Plan to Demo Schools Short-Sighted and Uninformed

City Controller’s Plan to Demo Schools Short-Sighted and Uninformed

December 12, 2011  |  Soapbox

The vast majority of empty schools are anything but threats to the community--they're architectural assets waiting to be leveraged > more

Preservation/New Construction On South Broad Nears Completion

Preservation/New Construction On South Broad Nears Completion

December 2, 2011  |  Buzz

Classical bank incorporated into new Department of Public Welfare service center > more