2011 Endangered Properties List Released

John Coltrane House Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia

The Inquirer’s Stephan Salisbury reported this morning on the release of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s 2011 Endangered Properties list. This year, according to Preservation Alliance director John Gallery, the list favors places that reveal “events, activities, and people.” Among the sites: Joe Frazier’s Gym, the Royal Theater, the Chinese Cultural Center, and the John Coltrane House.

We’ll have more in the coming weeks on these sites and the Preservation Alliance’s plans to advocate for them.

About the author

Nathaniel Popkin is co-founder of the Hidden City Daily and author of three books of non-fiction, including Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City (with Peter Woodall and Joseph E.B. Elliott) and two novels, Everything is Borrowed and Lion and Leopard. He is co-editor of Who Will Speak for America, an anthology forthcoming in June 2018, and the senior writer of the film documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment."



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  1. Well Joe Frazier’s Gym is now a furniture store. I can’t really imagine them putting any money into maintaining the building.

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