Posts Tagged ‘Historic Preservation’

Fairmount Park Guard Houses: A Survivor's Guide

Fairmount Park Guard Houses: A Survivor’s Guide

July 29, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust is busy restoring the few of these uniquely Philadelphia buildings that remain. Harry K tells us why they're important and where to find them > more

Catalyst Of The North City

Catalyst Of The North City

July 21, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

At Broad and Chew, the Shadow uncovers the story of a tragic figure and the landmark he left for the ages > more

The Ambiguous Road For Preserving Urban Farms

The Ambiguous Road For Preserving Urban Farms

July 11, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Farm 51 in Kingsessing trying to avoid sheriff’s sale of half of lot, Mariposa subsidizing memberships, golden Diana unveiled at PMA, and Kenworthy House back on the market—again > more

Jewish Iconography Destroyed In Bella Vista Synagogue's Residential Conversion

Jewish Iconography Destroyed In Bella Vista Synagogue’s Residential Conversion

June 30, 2014  |  News

The Fetfatzes family, owners of Bella Vista Beverage and the Bainbridge Street Barrel House, take pride in converting the former B'nai Reuben Synagogue—most recently the Antiquarian's Delight—into apartments, "because of the history and culture it affords." Now, in addition to the demolition of the congregation's ceiling murals, they've removed just a little more of that history and culture, with the filing off of Jewish iconography on the building's façade today > more

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

June 25, 2014  |  News

When the Family Court relocates to its new building on LOVE Park later this year, it will vacate the French-inspired structure on Logan Square it's called home for over 70 years. Max Ufberg digs in to see what will become of the New Deal-era murals, as well as a looming sculpture of a prominent judge, when the building is reborn as a luxury hotel > more