Posts Tagged ‘Edwin Forrest Durang’

Church Demolition By The Numbers: More Questions Than Answers

Church Demolition By The Numbers: More Questions Than Answers

December 9, 2016  |  Preservation

Since 2009, 28 churches have been demolished in Philadelphia. Is development pressure to blame? Partners for Sacred Places staffer and Hidden City contributor Rachel Hildebrandt says yes and does the math on the unabating trend > more

St. Laurentius Church Blessed With Historic Designation

St. Laurentius Church Blessed With Historic Designation

July 10, 2015  |  Preservation

The future of Fishtown's St. Laurentius Church has been legally protected for now after the Historical Commission voted today in favor of placing the Polish Catholic landmark on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places > more

St. Bonaventure condemned, but who will salvage its soul?

St. Bonaventure condemned, but who will salvage its soul?

March 13, 2014  |  Preservation

In a show of bipartisan journalism, Plan Philly and Hidden City team up to find out how—or if—things are salvaged in a city-ordered demolition. Jared Brey reports and Brad Maule photographs at St. Bonaventure in North Philadelphia > more

The Cloisters, Revisited And Retold

The Cloisters, Revisited And Retold

December 3, 2013  |  Preservation

We're constantly bemoaning the loss of great neighborhood churches. At The Cloisters, adapted for housing in late the 1980s, developer Caroline Dunlop Millett saved a monumental building and used an innovative design to put it back to use. She tells her story here > more

Demolition Imminent At North Philadelphia Landmark St. Bonaventure (Updated)

Demolition Imminent At North Philadelphia Landmark St. Bonaventure (Updated)

November 6, 2013  |  Preservation

With site prep already underway, the demolition of St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church is about to begin. Christopher Mote reports that L&I has deemed the entire structure, not just the steeple, a threat to the neighborhood and it must come down > more