Posts Tagged ‘Chinatown’

After The Trocadero’s Closing, Preservationists Ponder Saving The Interior

After The Trocadero’s Closing, Preservationists Ponder Saving The Interior

July 12, 2019  |  Preservation

Philly's famous Trocadero Theater closed in May after 149 years of continuous use. Protections are already in place for the facade of the building, but can the interior be saved too? Kimberly Haas takes a look > more

Demolition Proposal For Chinatown Landmark Triggers Public Outcry

Demolition Proposal For Chinatown Landmark Triggers Public Outcry

February 21, 2019  |  Preservation

A demolition permit application for the former Chinese Cultural and Community Center on 10th Street provokes confusion and anger. Michael Bixler has the news > more

Convention Center Survivor A Symbol Of Philly's Faded Industries

Convention Center Survivor A Symbol Of Philly’s Faded Industries

August 10, 2017  |  History

The Shadow takes us for a spin to the corner of Race and Camac Streets where the city's commercial sectors have shifted gears for over a century > more

Marked Potential: Film Exchange Building

Marked Potential: Film Exchange Building

July 12, 2017  |  Architecture

Shila Griffith is back with the latest and last edition of her column, Market Potential. In this final piece, Griffith reinvents a vacant, Mid-century Modern landmark near Chinatown as a cooperative cooking space for culinary entrepreneurs > more

The Barroom Brawl That Changed Chinatown

The Barroom Brawl That Changed Chinatown

June 29, 2017  |  History

In 1973, a battle ensued between a boozehound bar and the residents of Chinatown. The outcome would change the course of the neighborhood forever. Contributor Steve Metraux has the story > more