Posts Tagged ‘Historical Commission’

Distorted Perceptions Demolished The Levy-Leas Mansion

Distorted Perceptions Demolished The Levy-Leas Mansion

September 11, 2015  |  Soapbox

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

St. Laurentius Church Blessed With Historic Designation

St. Laurentius Church Blessed With Historic Designation

July 10, 2015  |  News

The future of Fishtown's St. Laurentius Church has been legally protected for now after the Historical Commission voted today in favor of placing the Polish Catholic landmark on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places > more

Circling Back To The Ross Loopholes

Circling Back To The Ross Loopholes

April 20, 2015  |  Possible City

Garage-front houses are going up across from the Betsy Ross House because the developers of the houses exploited a trifecta of loopholes in the regulatory system. Following up on an earlier report, Nathaniel Popkin peers through > more

Comcast Developer Purchasing Entire Block Cater-Corner To Latest Skyscraper Build

Comcast Developer Purchasing Entire Block Cater-Corner To Latest Skyscraper Build

February 16, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A possible third Comcast building, Historical Commission okays Logan FLP alterations, L&I seeks to double vacant property registration fees, and a construction boom in Queen Village > more

Historical Commission Approves Designation Of Art Deco Auto Showroom On Fairmount Avenue

Historical Commission Approves Designation Of Art Deco Auto Showroom On Fairmount Avenue

February 13, 2015  |  News

1930s-era Art Deco auto showroom at 15th and Fairmount Avenue is bound for the Philadelphia Register after Historical Commission approves nomination > more