Posts Tagged ‘Samuel Sloan’

Distorted Perceptions Demolished The Levy-Leas Mansion

Distorted Perceptions Demolished The Levy-Leas Mansion

September 11, 2015  |  Soapbox

The historic Levy Leas Mansion at 40th and Pine has now been reduced to a pile of debris. Hidden agendas and selective thinking is to blame says architectural historian and preservation professor Aaron Wunsch. Here is his final word on the 160-year-old West Philadelphia home > more

The End Of The Road For 40th And Pine

The End Of The Road For 40th And Pine

September 2, 2015  |  Last Light

Demolition of the beleaguered Levy-Leas House is underway at 40th and Pine. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler takes one last look at the building's lost potential with a walk inside one of architect Samuel Sloan's last remaining West Philadelphia homes > more

At The Eleventh Hour, Seeking A New Accord At 40th & Pine

At The Eleventh Hour, Seeking A New Accord At 40th & Pine

May 14, 2015  |  Soapbox

Could a last-ditch effort at diplomacy between the University of Pennsylvania and the Woodland Terrace Homeowners Association save the John P. Levy House from demolition? Aaron Wunsch says it can and should be done, though it would take a touch more civic stewardship by the university and an even-keeled willingness to compromise by the neighborhood group > more

Penn Takes

Penn Takes “Collage” Approach To Preservation With Perry World House

March 6, 2015  |  Vantage

Not every historic building in the city can be saved, though total demolition doesn't have to be the final answer either. Co-editor Michael Bixler looks at a third way at Perry World House, now under construction, in conversation with University of Pennsylvania campus architect David Hollenberg > more

Sloan Mansion Days Are Numbered: Penn Can Proceed Without Permits, Says Historical Commission

Sloan Mansion Days Are Numbered: Penn Can Proceed Without Permits, Says Historical Commission

January 9, 2015  |  Buzz

Bad news for the John P. Levy House at 40th and Pine. Condition goes, says the Historical Commission, approving the University of Pennsylvania's request to remove a proviso that barres them from razing the mansion before proper permits are obtained and building plans established > more