Posts Tagged ‘Historic Preservation’

The Crowning Glory Of Christ Church’s Steeple Comes Down For Restoration

The Crowning Glory Of Christ Church’s Steeple Comes Down For Restoration

September 26, 2019  |  Preservation

In Old City, Christ Church's 265-year-old weathervane come down from the steeple to undergo restoration. Kimberly Haas has the details > more

From Flophouse To Fairfield Inn: Memories & The Makeover Of A Troubled Hotel

From Flophouse To Fairfield Inn: Memories & The Makeover Of A Troubled Hotel

August 30, 2019  |  City Life

Like a chain-smoking phoenix rising from the ashes, the infamous Parker Hotel at 13th and Spruce reopened in 2018 after major renovations and decades of decline. Hidden City contributor Stacia Friedman takes a look back at the former transient hotel with memories of her grandparents' pharmacy next door > more

Tracking Progress & Inaction On The 10th Anniversary Of

Tracking Progress & Inaction On The 10th Anniversary Of “Historic Preservation In 2020” Report

August 29, 2019  |  Preservation

In 2009, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia released a strategic report outlining recommendations for safeguarding the city's architectural and cultural history. Kimberly Haas sat down with the co-authors of the action plan to discuss what has, and hasn't, been done by the City and stakeholders a decade later > more

In Germantown, Saving A Neighborhood's Character One Renovation At A Time

In Germantown, Saving A Neighborhood’s Character One Renovation At A Time

August 2, 2019  |  Preservation

Emily Birdie Busch profiles nine renovation projects in Germantown that are keeping the neighborhood's architectural history within view > more

Upzoning A Potential Aid For Affordable Housing And Historic Preservation Woes

Upzoning A Potential Aid For Affordable Housing And Historic Preservation Woes

July 18, 2019  |  Urbanism

Changing zoning laws in historic neighborhoods to allow for more density and multifamily conversions could be one smart solution for affordable housing and historic preservation issues. Jacqueline Drayer takes a look > more