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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.

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

Beloved South Street Landmark To Be Demolished And Rebuilt

Beloved South Street Landmark To Be Demolished And Rebuilt

February 23, 2018  |  News

Charged with the financial burden of a fire-damaged restaurant on South Street, owners of Bridget Foy’s make plans to rebuild. Starr Herr-Cardillo has the story > more

Art Deco Enclave In Upper Darby A Display For The Ages

Art Deco Enclave In Upper Darby A Display For The Ages

February 7, 2018  |  Last Light

Starr Herr-Cardillo takes us on an Art Deco-drenched day trip to Upper Darby with photos and the backstory on the exquisite architecture of 69th Street. > more