Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Historic Register’

Historic Fishtown, Tier 2

Historic Fishtown, Tier 2

May 18, 2016  |  Vantage

Despite its colonial origins and an abundance of buildings dating to the 1800s, Fishtown has little protected by way of historic designation. Part 2 of Fishtown Week looks at historic buildings not listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, some of which are on the National Register > more

Neighborhood Nomination: What Building Would You Like To See On The Philadelphia Register Of Historic Places?

Neighborhood Nomination: What Building Would You Like To See On The Philadelphia Register Of Historic Places?

September 18, 2015  |  Developing Challenges, Vantage

As the building boom gains momentum Philadelphia's neighborhoods are losing their defining built history and architectural character. We want you to speak up for the building you care about most and get involved by taking our survey > more

St. Laurentius Church Blessed With Historic Designation

St. Laurentius Church Blessed With Historic Designation

July 10, 2015  |  News

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

Taking Inventory With The Philadelphia Church Project

Taking Inventory With The Philadelphia Church Project

June 26, 2015  |  Vantage

The fabric of Philadelphia's sacred architecture is slowly disintegrating as religious neighborhood landmarks give way to new construction. The Philadelphia Church Project, a growing online record of the city's historic sanctuaries, has been steadily amassing a church database for almost 8 years. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler checked in with the founder of the website to discuss church closings and the project in detail > more

On Front Street, A Warehouse With A Sacred Past Seeks Salvation

On Front Street, A Warehouse With A Sacred Past Seeks Salvation

March 4, 2015  |  Vantage

Kensington was once home to generations of Presbyterians and their houses of worship peppered the neighborhood. One of the denomination's oldest surviving churches in the area was just put up for sale after being used as a building supply warehouse since the 1950s. Oscar Beisert digs deep into the former lives of Second Associate Presbyterian and unearths a strong case for preservation > more