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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.

Task Force Inches Closer To Delivering

Task Force Inches Closer To Delivering “State Of Preservation” Report

November 16, 2017  |  News

Mayor Kenney's Historic Preservation Task Force convened today for their fourth official meeting. Starr Herr-Cardillo reports > more

Commission Rejects Protection Of Historic Subway Entrances

Commission Rejects Protection Of Historic Subway Entrances

November 6, 2017  |  Vantage

Eight years after being submitted, a nomination to legally protect Philadelphia's ornate subway entrances with placement on the local register has been denied by the Historical Commission. Contributor Starr Herr-Cardillo has the story > more

Four Policy Tools To Advocate For At The Mayor's Historic Preservation Task Force Meeting

Four Policy Tools To Advocate For At The Mayor’s Historic Preservation Task Force Meeting

September 29, 2017  |  Soapbox

On Tuesday, October 3, Mayor Kenney's new Historic Preservation Task Force will hold an open meeting inviting the public to voice opinions and concerns over the state of preservation in the city. Contributor Starr Herr-Cardillo presents four effective policies adopted by cities across the country that could aid in solving Philadelphia's ongoing preservation crisis > more

Monument Lab Artist Stands Up For The City's Lost Stoops

Monument Lab Artist Stands Up For The City’s Lost Stoops

August 17, 2017  |  Vantage

Artist Kaitlin Pomerantz is on a mission to save Philadelphia's castaway stoops. Her project for this year's Monument Lab will memorialize the city's proverbial outdoor living room with a collection of salvaged stoops inside Washington Square Park. Contributor Star Herr-Cardillo has the story > more

Reconnecting Horticultural History On The Schuylkill

Reconnecting Horticultural History On The Schuylkill

October 11, 2016  |  Vantage

Bartram's Gardens and The Woodlands will reunite through connective access when the westward extension of the Schuylkill River Trail is complete. Contributor Starr Herr-Cardillo traces the deep-seeded relationship between these two National Historic Landmarks > more