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Ashley Hahn

Ashley Hahn is an independent writer and researcher focused on historic preservation and public space. She is the former managing editor of PlanPhilly, where she remains a columnist. Ashley is the Philadelphia organizer for Jane's Walk, an international walking festival of ideas that seeks to bring Jane Jacobs' ideas to life on our city's streets each May. A meandering career has found her on film crews, managing restoration construction projects, and shipping records from an indie label's warehouse. Raised Angeleño, she is Philadelphian by choice. @ashleyjhahn

“Star Doors” Take Center Stage In A City Of Rows

December 13, 2018  |  Vantage

Like the human eye, exterior doors can be a portal into the soul of a row house. Ashley Hahn drops in with the backstory on “star doors,” a singular piece of Philadelphia charm > 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