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Historic Estate And Underground Railroad Station Under Threat In Plymouth Meeting

Historic Estate And Underground Railroad Station Under Threat In Plymouth Meeting

April 20, 2016  |  News

At Butler and Germantown Pikes, plans for a dense suburban subdivision threaten to dissolve the Corson Estate, a 10 acre parcel rich in abolitionist history and an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Michael Bixler reports > more

Fishtown Church Conversion Summons Spiritualist Past

Fishtown Church Conversion Summons Spiritualist Past

March 31, 2016  |  News

Philadelphia's only purpose-built Spiritualist church trades séances for office space at Frankford and Thompson. Michael Bixler reports. > more

World Heritage City? Not Exactly

World Heritage City? Not Exactly

March 9, 2016  |  News, Vantage

Reporter Ryan Briggs parses the meaning of the recent inclusion of Philadelphia in the “Organization of World Heritage Cities” and has a look at what it might mean for historic preservation > more

Drexel Reveals Next Step In Innovation District With Schuylkill Yards

Drexel Reveals Next Step In Innovation District With Schuylkill Yards

March 3, 2016  |  News

The next phase of Drexel's Innovation Neighborhood district is revealed with Brandywine Realty Trust as master developer > more

Pending Destruction Of Zagar Mural Spurs Community Into Action

Pending Destruction Of Zagar Mural Spurs Community Into Action

February 25, 2016  |  Developing Challenges, News

Public artwork and real estate development collide with the demolition of the Society Hill Playhouse. Michael Bixler reports > more