Posts Tagged ‘School District of Philadelphia’

Philly’s Love Affair With The Palladian Window

Philly’s Love Affair With The Palladian Window

August 10, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Renaissance architecture in Philly, no time or money for archaeological curiosities at Market Street development, new windows for Germantown apartment towers, School District to have property values reassessed, and ground broken for South Philly senior living facility > more

SS United States Too Costly To Return To Ocean, Study Concludes

SS United States Too Costly To Return To Ocean, Study Concludes

August 5, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Rethinking SS United States plans once more, select school buildings to receive additional lead testing, and Ridge Avenue’s revival in Francisville > more

Historic Parish Complex In Kingsessing Gets New Life As Charter School

Historic Parish Complex In Kingsessing Gets New Life As Charter School

July 18, 2016  |  News

The much lauded Independence Charter School will transform the vacant Most Blessed Sacrament campus, reports Ann de Forest. But questions remain about the future of the Neo-Renaissance church, abandoned by the Archdiocese in 2007 > more

Old City's Last Friday Angst

Old City’s Last Friday Angst

December 8, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Tracking the boom-and-bush of the art gallery scene, PHL expansion process moving along, and righting school district resource allocation > more

Philly Schools Offer Lessons in Architecture. Can We Pass the Preservation Test?

Philly Schools Offer Lessons in Architecture. Can We Pass the Preservation Test?

December 2, 2015  |  Vantage

Philadelphia's public school stock is an incredible melange of architectural styles and eras. With only four schools legally protected by the local historical register, not much stands in the way of developers opting for demolition over reuse. Contributor Ben Leech raises a red flag with this call for a reexamination of district policy and a citywide preservation intervention > more