Posts Tagged ‘Historic Preservation’

The Toughest Little Hut In Logan Square

The Toughest Little Hut In Logan Square

March 2, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

Development of the lot at 20th and Arch has been cursed since the Kahn Building was demolished in 1929, only 8 years after its construction. Ironically, an easy to miss, colorful little Gulf Oil station has survived at the spot for 85 years--long enough to be placed on the Philadelphia Register. The Shadow serves up a big slice of history on this heartening little hut > more

Committee Approves 3D Signage For Center City

Committee Approves 3D Signage For Center City

February 25, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Council counters Planning Commission’s recommendation, a petition to save and redevelop the Germantown YWCA, connecting communities in West and North Philly, and more cultural grants this year > more

Of Junk Mail And Murder: The Busy Life Of The Miles Building

Of Junk Mail And Murder: The Busy Life Of The Miles Building

February 16, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The Miles Building has worn more hats than a coat rack in its 115 years on 11th Street. The Shadow peels back the stately facade of this industrial hold out in Washington Square West and the view is full of commerce and scandal > more

L&I Still Grossly Overwhelmed, Suggests Report

L&I Still Grossly Overwhelmed, Suggests Report

February 12, 2015  |  Morning Blend

City Controller cites 1,215 properties to be in violation of city code, condo residents complain of Lit Bros. signs’ brightness, of the mayor’s race and historic preservation, and the Convention Center labor dispute’s possible effects on hosting DNC > more

Fate Of Germantown YWCA Still Uncertain

Fate Of Germantown YWCA Still Uncertain

February 10, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A community meeting discusses the status of building’s sought redevelopment, PHA demand exceeds inventory, the state of arts funding in Philly, and apartment complex sold on Stenton Ave > more