Archive for Preservation

The Crisis On Jewelers Row: Mayor Kenney We Need You

The Crisis On Jewelers Row: Mayor Kenney We Need You

September 27, 2016  |  Preservation

The tools are in hand to stop Toll Brothers' tower (and get it built somewhere else), architectural historian and preservation professor Aaron Wunsch argues. Can Jim Kenney deliver? > more

Advocates Race Against The Clock To Save Terrace Hall

Advocates Race Against The Clock To Save Terrace Hall

August 26, 2016  |  Preservation

In Wissahickon, an historic meeting hall on the eve of demolition gets a helping hand. Michael Bixler reports > more

Razing A City In Haste: The Lesson Of The Horn Building

Razing A City In Haste: The Lesson Of The Horn Building

August 22, 2016  |  Preservation

The Shadow takes a look at indiscriminate demolition and the state of preservation in Philadelphia from the windows of the Horn Building > more

Ring The Alarm! Now Is The Time To Protect Philly’s Historic Firehouses

Ring The Alarm! Now Is The Time To Protect Philly’s Historic Firehouses

August 15, 2016  |  Preservation

Ken Finkel hits the emergency signal with this survey of Philly's architecturally diverse stock of historic firehouses, many of which sit imperiled by neglect and development. > more

Toll Brothers Wants to Tear Down Part of Jewelers Row; Here's The Basics & What You Can Do *Updated*

Toll Brothers Wants to Tear Down Part of Jewelers Row; Here’s The Basics & What You Can Do *Updated*

August 12, 2016  |  Preservation

Yesterday's news that Toll Brothers has applied for a demolition permit for about one-eighth of Jewelers Row has stunned Philadelphians. We look at the underlying facts of the case and answer the question, "What can I do?" > more