Southern Land Company files hardship application with the Philadelphia Historical Commission to raze the Rittenhouse Coffee Shop, Warwick Apartment House, and Blair Funeral Home. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler reports > more
Neighborhood Nomination: What Building Would You Like To See On The Philadelphia Register Of Historic Places?
As the building boom gains momentum Philadelphia's neighborhoods are losing their defining built history and architectural character. We want you to speak up for the building you care about most and get involved by taking our survey > more
The historic Levy Leas Mansion at 40th and Pine has now been reduced to a pile of debris. Hidden agendas and selective thinking is to blame says architectural historian and preservation professor Aaron Wunsch. Here is his final word on the 160-year-old West Philadelphia home > more
Demolition of the beleaguered Levy-Leas House is underway at 40th and Pine. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler takes one last look at the building's lost potential with a walk inside one of architect Samuel Sloan's last remaining West Philadelphia homes > more
Demolition permits have been pulled for the church where the great contralto Marian Anderson first sang in a choir and began her groundbreaking career. Contributors Rachel Hildebrandt and Oscar Beisert rushed to file a nomination to place the building on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places only to find an ineffectual administrative procedure still firmly in place > more