Posts Tagged ‘Historic Preservation’

Renovations Furnish Lawsonia Building With Good Fortune

Renovations Furnish Lawsonia Building With Good Fortune

August 31, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The old Lawsonia furniture factory in Callowhill is being renovated for commercial and residential reuse after 13 years of false starts and vacancy. The Shadow plates up this little slice industrial heritage on Spring Garden Street > more

Salvation For A Neighborhood Icon In Manayunk

Salvation For A Neighborhood Icon In Manayunk

August 21, 2015  |  Vantage

How a community rallied around restoring St. John the Baptist > more

A Building To Unify All Christianity

A Building To Unify All Christianity

August 20, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The heart of the Schaff building still beats 25 years after its predecessor was demolished. The Shadow preaches the gospel of this religious addition on Race Street > more

Demolition In The Works For Marian Anderson Church

Demolition In The Works For Marian Anderson Church

August 18, 2015  |  News

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

Reconsidering Washington Avenue

Reconsidering Washington Avenue

August 17, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Decision point on Washington Avenue, residential preservation case in Roxborough resolved, the Bacon brothers promote the 2015 Better Philadelphia Challenge, considering Philly’s Chinese sister-city, and Siena Place sprouts new homes > more