Posts Tagged ‘Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust’

In Parkside, Habitat For Humanity Takes On New Challenge: Preservation

In Parkside, Habitat For Humanity Takes On New Challenge: Preservation

July 30, 2014  |  Preservation

Neighbors and volunteers confront challenges as they attempt to restore their Philadelphia historic register houses. Some preservationists argue that this kind of project, in a low income neighborhood, requires a new approach. Michael Buozis files this report from West Philadelphia > more

Fairmount Park Guard Houses: A Survivor's Guide

Fairmount Park Guard Houses: A Survivor’s Guide

July 29, 2014  |  History

The Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust is busy restoring the few of these uniquely Philadelphia buildings that remain. Harry K tells us why they're important and where to find them > more

Forgotten Furness Arch Uncovered, Restoration Process Begins

Forgotten Furness Arch Uncovered, Restoration Process Begins

October 18, 2012  |  Architecture

Ben Leech on the story of a Penn Design student's uncovering of the long forgotten 1876 arch, designed by Frank Furness for the Centennial world's fair, and the effort to clean it up > more

1870s Guardbox Heads To The Shop

1870s Guardbox Heads To The Shop

June 7, 2012  |  Preservation

Chris Mote is there as the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust removes an 1870s guardbox from Washington Square--one of only a dozen that still dot the city--for a two month restoration at a shop in Mt. Airy > more