Posts Tagged ‘historic presevation’

Op-Ed: Painted Bride Art Center Mosaic A Lesson In Limits To Historic Designation

Op-Ed: Painted Bride Art Center Mosaic A Lesson In Limits To Historic Designation

July 10, 2019  |  Soapbox

Last fall the Philadelphia Historical Commission declined to legally protect a colorful mosaic, nominated by Philadelphia's Magic Garden, on the exterior of Painted Bride Arts Center in Old City. In this editorial Sharon Barr opines that the decision was the right one and unpacks the thorny issues of designating public artwork and ownership rights > more

Commission Rejects Protection Of Historic Subway Entrances

Commission Rejects Protection Of Historic Subway Entrances

November 6, 2017  |  Vantage

Eight years after being submitted, a nomination to legally protect Philadelphia's ornate subway entrances with placement on the local register has been denied by the Historical Commission. Contributor Starr Herr-Cardillo has the story > more

La Salle University Preps Victorian Home For Wrecking Ball

La Salle University Preps Victorian Home For Wrecking Ball

April 5, 2017  |  News

More demolition for campus expansion in the works at La Salle University. Contributor Arielle Harris has the story > more

World Heritage City? Not Exactly

World Heritage City? Not Exactly

March 9, 2016  |  News, Vantage

Reporter Ryan Briggs parses the meaning of the recent inclusion of Philadelphia in the “Organization of World Heritage Cities” and has a look at what it might mean for historic preservation > more

Oh Boyd!

Oh Boyd!

May 15, 2012  |  Last Light

As of this month, the Boyd Theater has been closed for 10 years. It's not much of a showstopper on the outside, but the interior is another story and we've got the pictures to prove it > more