Posts Tagged ‘Royal Theater’

Saving A Facade Is Not Historic Preservation

Saving A Facade Is Not Historic Preservation

August 23, 2018  |  Preservation

Facadism is on the rise in Philadelphia and it ain't pretty. In this op-ed Starr Herr-Cardillo says the practice has the power to confuse compromise with real historic preservation > more

A Royal Loss On South Street

A Royal Loss On South Street

February 24, 2017  |  Photography

In the midst of demolition, Michael Bixler takes a walk inside the brittle bones of the Royal Theater with this photo essay > more

Redevelopment Plans For The Royal Theater Go Under Review

Redevelopment Plans For The Royal Theater Go Under Review

June 19, 2015  |  Development

Plans to replace the Royal Theater with a 5 story luxury apartment complex and retail space will go before Historical Commission's Architectural Committee next week. Universal Companies and Dranoff Properties has proposed partial demolition of the historic, African American venue, preserving only the building's facade > more

Charting What's Next At The Royal Theater—Again

Charting What’s Next At The Royal Theater—Again

November 12, 2013  |  Preservation

With an Act 135 petition to give conservatorship to developer Ori Feibush looming and a state grant gone, Universal Companies' drive to redevelop the Royal Theater has a renewed urgency. Bradley Maule talks with project adviser Carl Dranoff and others about the challenges ahead, after a Monday night public meeting > more