Posts Tagged ‘demolition’

Jewish Iconography Destroyed In Bella Vista Synagogue's Residential Conversion

Jewish Iconography Destroyed In Bella Vista Synagogue’s Residential Conversion

June 30, 2014  |  Preservation

The Fetfatzes family, owners of Bella Vista Beverage and the Bainbridge Street Barrel House, take pride in converting the former B'nai Reuben Synagogue—most recently the Antiquarian's Delight—into apartments, "because of the history and culture it affords." Now, in addition to the demolition of the congregation's ceiling murals, they've removed just a little more of that history and culture, with the filing off of Jewish iconography on the building's façade today > more

End Of The Road For Atonement (UPDATED)

End Of The Road For Atonement (UPDATED)

June 10, 2014  |  Preservation

The 114-year-old Church of the Atonement at 47th & Kingsessing in West/Southwest Philadelphia appears to be on its death bed, as still-unconfirmed signs of demolition close in on the Furness & Evans church > more

Developer A No-Show In His Fight To Demolish Historic Roxborough Home

Developer A No-Show In His Fight To Demolish Historic Roxborough Home

May 2, 2014  |  Preservation

A developer wants to demolish a 19th Century home in Roxborough and replace it with 6-8 new homes. Last night, he was to meet with the neighbors who are opposed to the demolition of yet another historic neighborhood house, but he didn't show > more

A Last Look at Second Baptist Church

A Last Look at Second Baptist Church

April 16, 2014  |  Uncategorized

The demolition of a former house of worship in Northern Liberties has provided a glimpse into the building's history > more

Boyd Ruling:

Boyd Ruling: “Clear Appearance of Bias”

March 28, 2014  |  Preservation

The Historical Commission's hearing that led to its ruling March 14 to condemn the Boyd Theater were deeply flawed. Architect Katherine Dowdell wants the Commission to account for ignoring key findings, procedural problems, irrelevant evidence, and the "clear appearance of bias" > more