Posts Tagged ‘West Philadelphia’

Unlisted Philadelphia: Hotel Powelton

Unlisted Philadelphia: Hotel Powelton

August 27, 2019  |  Architecture

Ben Leech spotlights unique and significant buildings not listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places with his architectural illustration series, Unlisted Philadelphia. In this installment, a Black Bottom landmark with ties to beer, Albert Barnes, and American jazz legends > more

Historic Designation Committee To Consider West Philly District, Institute For Colored Youth, And Churches

Historic Designation Committee To Consider West Philly District, Institute For Colored Youth, And Churches

April 16, 2019  |  Preservation

Starr Herr-Cardillo has the details on local register nominations up for consideration at the April meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission's Designation Committee > more

Neighbors In Spruce Hill Mobilize As Arvilla Eviction Nears

Neighbors In Spruce Hill Mobilize As Arvilla Eviction Nears

January 29, 2019  |  Development

Affordable housing nonprofit Mission First evicts residents of The Arvilla in West Philadelphia, displacing a community of low-income families. Ali Roseberry-Polier has the details > more

The Making & Breaking Of The Philadelphia Commercial Museum

The Making & Breaking Of The Philadelphia Commercial Museum

November 14, 2018  |  History

Edward Duffy takes us back when industry, commerce, and foreign trade flooded the halls of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum, the first institution of its kind in the United States > more

Defending Philly History From 3,000 Miles Away

Defending Philly History From 3,000 Miles Away

October 17, 2018  |  Uncategorized

Joshua Bevan knew he had to act after discovering the architectural beauty of Belmont. From his home in San Francisco he mobilized to nominate a neighborhood landmark for historic designation. In this essay Bevan describes his journey between the Bay Area and Philly to protect the McGaw Mansion > more