“Becoming Philadelphia,” Inga Saffron’s new book chronicling Philadelphia’s rising fortunes over the past 20 years, hits the shelves during a week of tumultuous change. HC contributor Ann de Forest reviews the new collection, which traces not just Philadelphia’s evolution, but Saffron’s as well
Attention to Detail: From Ironwork to Neon Signs, Historic Building Crafts Are Thriving in 21st Century Philadelphia
People are drawn to places that resonate with meaning and memory, for themselves and for the diverse cultural legacies they represent. Protecting such sites challenges historic preservationists to rethink assumptions and update time-honored conventions and tools.