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Starr Herr-Cardillo

Starr Herr-Cardillo was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania's historic preservation program. She was drawn to the field by a deep affinity for adobe and vernacular architecture. She is gradually being won over by Philadelphia's overwhelming historic building stock and cloudier climate.

Neighbors Vote

Neighbors Vote “No” On Christian Street Church Proposal

May 9, 2018  |  News

A new design proposal to demolish and develop the site of Christian Street Baptist Church is met with unanimous disapproval from neighbors. Starr Herr-Cardillo has the story > more

Frankford Chocolate Factory Demo Calls Motivation & Process Into Question

Frankford Chocolate Factory Demo Calls Motivation & Process Into Question

April 24, 2018  |  News

If you think something seems off about the pending demolition of the former Frankford Chocolate Factory on Washington Avenue you are not alone. Contributor Starr Herr-Cardillo takes a look > more

At CDR Meeting, Final Bell Tolls For Historic Jewelers Row

At CDR Meeting, Final Bell Tolls For Historic Jewelers Row

April 4, 2018  |  News

Suburban real estate developers Toll Brothers presented their final proposal for Jewelers Row to the Civic Design Review Committee. Starr Herr-Cardillo has the news > more

In Sharswood, Effort To Save Dox Thrash House Gains Momentum

In Sharswood, Effort To Save Dox Thrash House Gains Momentum

March 20, 2018  |  News

As modern urban renewal continues to erase African-American history in North Philly, one group works against the odds to preserve a renowned Philadelphia artist's legacy. Starr Herr-Cardillo has the story > more

Confusion And Quibbling At Mayor's Preservation Task Force Meeting

Confusion And Quibbling At Mayor’s Preservation Task Force Meeting

March 15, 2018  |  News

Mayor Kenney's Historic Preservation Task Force convened today following the release of a draft of a summary of summaries on the state of preservation in Philadelphia. Logistical bickering and sticker activities ensued. Starr Herr-Cardillo reports > more