Posts Tagged ‘masonry’

Masonry Program Gives Crumbling Penitentiary HOPE

Masonry Program Gives Crumbling Penitentiary HOPE

July 25, 2018  |  Preservation

HOPE Crew, a masonry workshop organized by the National Trust, leaves the decaying stone walls of Eastern State Penitentiary looking "on point." Starr Herr-Cardillo has the story > more

A North Philly Building's Direct Connection To The Past

A North Philly Building’s Direct Connection To The Past

December 15, 2014  |  History

You can't keep a good Windrim down. This former Bell building at 17th and Diamond has persevered for over a century, being reused as an undertaker school, Masonic temple, Mennonite church, and community center. We got on the horn with The Shadow to get the scoop on this heavyweight champion of adaptation > more

Girard/YWCA/Freire: Block Dominator... For Now

Girard/YWCA/Freire: Block Dominator… For Now

January 21, 2014  |  Architecture

For nearly a century, the seven-story limestone building at 2027 Chestnut has reigned supreme over its block, through uses as a hotel, YWCA, and now charter school. A 12-story apartment tower to be built next door will usurp the throne, but not before The Shadow's nod to the current champ > more

Progress At 19th Street Baptist

Progress At 19th Street Baptist

May 3, 2012  |  Preservation

With training provided by the Bucks County-based LimeWorks.us, which specializes in hydraulic lime mortar, volunteers stabilized the church's north wall > more