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Committee Recommends St. Laurentius For Historic Designation

Committee Recommends St. Laurentius For Historic Designation

June 9, 2015  |  News

The fight to save St. Laurentius Roman Catholic Church took a positive turn today. The Historical Commission's Committee on Historic Designation recommended that the landmark sanctuary be considered for placement on the Philadelphia Register. The nomination goes before the full Historical Commission on July 10 > more

New Pedestrian Entrance At Laurel Hill Cemetery To Grant Access From Schuylkill River Trail

New Pedestrian Entrance At Laurel Hill Cemetery To Grant Access From Schuylkill River Trail

June 1, 2015  |  News

A new entrance to Laurel Hill Cemetery is in the works that will transform how pedestrians and cyclists access the historic burial garden from the Schuylkill River Trail. The gateway adds another green attraction to the city's growing web of interconnected public spaces > more

Replacing The Boyd

Replacing The Boyd

May 20, 2015  |  News

As the Boyd Theatre's demolition crawls along, plans for its replacement, along with redevelopment of 1900 Chestnut Street, go to the Historical Commission on Tuesday for final approval. Brad Maule reports > more

Blazing A Trail To Venice Island With <em>Waterways</em>

Blazing A Trail To Venice Island With Waterways

May 18, 2015  |  News

In Manayunk, Venice Island's new facilities are something to behold. The performing arts building, green-roofed pump house, and outdoor amphitheater are just a few of the rec center's recent upgrades, though not everyone in the neighborhood knows about it. To help raise awareness, artist Eurhi Jones has collaborated with Mural Arts and the Philadelphia Water Department on a 10 block outdoor installation that literally guides you to the center's front door > more

Historic Green Space Restoration Underway At Bartram's Garden

Historic Green Space Restoration Underway At Bartram’s Garden

May 15, 2015  |  News

New life for an historic green space at Bartram's Garden. Stephen Stofka reports on the restoration of Carr Garden, which dates to the early 19th century, as part of major preservation and infrastructure investment there > more