Posts Tagged ‘Sansom Street’

On Jewelers Row, Oral History Project Goes Beyond The Bench Work

On Jewelers Row, Oral History Project Goes Beyond The Bench Work

October 12, 2016  |  History

Behind the scenes on Jewelers Row, family history and a vibrant, multicultural community is revealed through interviews with designers and merchants along the historic commercial corridor > more

Marked Potential: Warwick Apartment House

Marked Potential: Warwick Apartment House

April 4, 2016  |  Architecture

With this month's Marked Potential we put our eyes on the Warwick Apartment House currently under threat of demolition. Interior architect Shila Griffith puts a stop to the wrecking ball with this boutique hotel conversion > more

Pearl Properties Goes Back Before The Historical Commission With Boyd Revisions

Pearl Properties Goes Back Before The Historical Commission With Boyd Revisions

June 11, 2015  |  Preservation

Pearl Properties goes before the Historical Commission tomorrow with new plans for the 1900 block of Chestnut Street. The developer's first pass with project designs that replace all but the Boyd Theater's façade and lobby was unanimously rejected by the Architectural Committee in May. > more

Enduring Emergency Aid At 20th & Sansom

Enduring Emergency Aid At 20th & Sansom

June 26, 2014  |  History

A World War I relief organization, the Empire State Building, an order of Catholic nuns, affordable housing, and gelato might not seem such obvious bedfellows, but they all play a part of the history of an eleven-story building at 20th and Sansom Streets. Constructed in 1926 and opened in 1927, the Warburton House actually took root a decade earlier, out of the establishment of the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania > more

Doppelgangers

Doppelgangers

December 15, 2011  |  Architecture

Separated at birth: twin buildings five and a half miles apart > more