Archive for Preservation

A Reconstructionist Synagogue Weaves Itself Into Manayunk’s Industrial Fabric

A Reconstructionist Synagogue Weaves Itself Into Manayunk’s Industrial Fabric

August 22, 2019  |  Preservation

The congregation of Mishkan Shalom promotes sanctuary and social reform inside a 137-year-old textile mill on Freeland Avenue. Scotty Meiser has the story > more

Rittenhouse SoundWorks Keeps The Tune Ups Coming In Old Auto Garage

Rittenhouse SoundWorks Keeps The Tune Ups Coming In Old Auto Garage

August 7, 2019  |  Preservation

A Germantown couple bet big on adaptive reuse when they converted an old garage into a full-service recording studio in 2014. Today, they are sought out by musicians from around the globe. Stacia Friedman has the story > more

In Germantown, Saving A Neighborhood's Character One Renovation At A Time

In Germantown, Saving A Neighborhood’s Character One Renovation At A Time

August 2, 2019  |  Preservation

Emily Birdie Busch profiles nine renovation projects in Germantown that are keeping the neighborhood's architectural history within view > more

West Shipyard Archaeological Dig Hosts Public Tour This Friday

West Shipyard Archaeological Dig Hosts Public Tour This Friday

July 25, 2019  |  Preservation

An archaeological exploration of Philadelphia's lost waterfront is now underway. On Friday, July 26 the site will be open to the public for a behind-the-scenes tour of the dig. Kimberly Haas has the story > more

Northern Liberties Couple Digs History After Unearthing Artifacts Beneath Their Home

Northern Liberties Couple Digs History After Unearthing Artifacts Beneath Their Home

July 23, 2019  |  Preservation

Matt and Melissa Dunphy dug deep into the world of amateur archeology after discovering a Colonial-era privy while renovating their home. Michele Zipkin has the story > more