Posts Tagged ‘Historic Preservation’

Before The Bro Bar: Unboxing The Former Home Of Finnegan's Wake

Before The Bro Bar: Unboxing The Former Home Of Finnegan’s Wake

March 30, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

Finnegan's Wake, the infamous Irish pub at 2nd and Spring Garden, closed its doors last summer after a contract for selling the building fell through. The former box and casket factory now sits vacant and off the market. The Shadow saddles up to the bar to give us the building's industrious background > more

Councilwoman Bass Commits Immediate Funds To Stabilize The Germantown YWCA

Councilwoman Bass Commits Immediate Funds To Stabilize The Germantown YWCA

March 19, 2015  |  Buzz

With the fate of Germantown's historic YWCA in balance, Councilwoman Cindy Bass says she will stabilize and renovate while waiting for a new round of development proposals for the site, which advocates feared would be torn down > more

A Void In The Boyd

A Void In The Boyd

March 16, 2015  |  Morning Blend

The "partial" demolition of the Boyd Theatre, Punch juggling atop the PAFA entranceway, and a new wellness center opens in North Philly > more

Late Victorian Charm In The Heart Of Chinatown

Late Victorian Charm In The Heart Of Chinatown

March 16, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

Philadelphia's thriving Chinatown has created its own protective, economic shield, barring outside developers hungry to gobble up the neighborhood with new construction. Incidentally, historic buildings in the area are often safeguarded and preserved through consistent adaptive reuse. The Shadow gives us an example of this encouraging phenomenon with the story behind 941 Race Street > more

Interior Designation For Blue Horizon's Historic Boxing Arena Denied

Interior Designation For Blue Horizon’s Historic Boxing Arena Denied

March 13, 2015  |  Developing Challenges, News

A win-lose situation for the Blue Horizon today. The Philadelphia Historical Commission approved designation of the building's façade, but denied protection of the world-renowned arena > more