You are viewing 13 articles with the tag John Andrew Gallery

    • Demolition of the Boyd Theater, TargetExpress, 1900 block of Chestnut

Out with the old, in with the old: Will Mayor Kenney take a new approach to preservation?

PlanPhilly is taking a look back at Philadelphia during the Nutter Years and down the road at what we might expect from the Kenney administration. Here’s the first installment in this…

    • John Farnham, Laura Spina and John Gallery

The Executive Director of the Historical Commission defends the city’s record on protecting historic buildings and explains the challenges of the city agency.

PlanPhilly sat down on Jan. 23 with Jonathan Farnham, executive director of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, to discuss challenges facing the Commission and to discuss recent concerns and comments from the…

    • SpringBouquet
Eyes on the Street

Jan 18: Gallery exits, enter Boyce | Bridesburg waterfront rezoning | $100k to plan Grays Ferry and Point Breeze | D'Ambrosio closes

Good morning and happy Friday! Did you notice a dusting of crystalline snow when you woke up? There were flurries this morning, but we could be in a snow drought. Here’s…

    • Court of Common Pleas reverses L&I Review Board decision on Church of the Assumption

Court of Common Pleas reverses L&I Review Board decision on Church of the Assumption

Court of Common Pleas Judge Idee C. Fox ruled on Tuesday that the Board of L&I Review was wrong to overturn the Historical Commission’s decision to grant the owners of the…

    • The ongoing (if behind schedule) conversion of the former Goldtex factory into lofts.
Eyes on the Street

John Gallery exit interview | 'spite blight' in Germantown | SEPTA's promising energy recapture | Brady brokered Goldtex peace

Today we get another glorious glimpse of fall, with clear skies and highs in the mid 70s. Enjoy what promises to be a beautiful day. John Andrew Gallery will leave…

    • The building at 40th and Pine is a designated historic property, which after 10 years of trying to redevelop, Penn now wants permission to demolish.
Eyes on the Street

Hardship at 40th and Pine

This week three very different hardship cases have the attention of Philadelphia’s preservation community. The Church of the Assumption case was heard Thursday by the Court of Common Pleas, and on…

Eyes on the Street

March 5-9: PCPC considers Master Plan for the Central Delaware, John Dixon Hunt, Building Philadelphia

Architecture in Film Series: The Architecture of Doom Monday, March 5, 6:30pm, screening begins at 7:15. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. The Architecture of Doom is a 1989 documentary…

    • Rendering of proposed roof deck lounge

Conversion of grand bank building into fancy pool hall passes city planning

Developer Paul Giegerich thinks a former Chestnut Street bank could be a pretty swank spot for a game of pool, and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and Preservation Alliance agree with…

    • Planning wants more time to consider billboard legislation

Planning wants more time to consider billboard legislation

Philadelphia City Planning Commission members said Tuesday they still need more time to assess the impact of a zoning bill that would allow owners of typical, one-dimensional billboards - condemned for…

    • A 12-year, $13 million renovation of the Family Court, including the interior, was conducted by the firm Kelly/Maiello.

A move to preserve the interiors of the Family Court building

When the designation committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission meets Nov. 2, it will hear the nomination of the first building interior since the passage of the new preservation ordinance in…

    • The early 19th-century Bouvier Building, surrounded by 20th-century development

Preservation Row: Bouvier Building may be reborn

April 9, 2010 By Alan Jaffe and Elise ViderFor PlanPhilly  A preservation victory was declared Friday morning with the unanimous approval of plans to restore the historic and long-derelict…

    • Romanesque Revival Lutheran church designed by Stephen Button, who designed Camden’s City Hall and Cape May’s Congress Hall.

Look Up: Strolling through the late 19th Century

Feb. 9, 2010 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on…

    • Mason after the event

Improving development through preservation

Nov. 12By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyIf it’s true that the death of every gilded age begets a new progressive era, one could argue that was evident in the…

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