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    • Joe Frazier's Gym, 2917 N. Broad St., is now occupied by a discount furniture store.

National call to preserve the legacy of a Philadelphia champion

A modest monument to athletic grit, sweat and blood – Joe Frazier’s Gym in North Philadelphia – was named Wednesday one of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” The National Trust…

    • Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons
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Joe Frazier's Endangered Gym

Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons The gym on North Broad where boxing legend Smokin' Joe Frazier trained to fight Muhammad Ali closed in 2008. While Frazier's…

    • Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Trust's annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Since our first list in 1988, we have identified more than…

    • Construction of the new rowhouse at 9th and Bainbridge next to Autumn in December 2011.

Bella Vista to see ‘Autumn’ anew

David Guinn’s mural Autumn was lost to development this year, but the artist is revisiting the theme in a new Bella Vista mural being planned on Fleisher’s wall overlooking Palumbo Park.…

    • The Rotunda is a beautifully balanced structure at 4014 Walnut St.

Look Up! A Beaux-Arts beauty on the Penn campus

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • The bell tower of Greater St. Matthew Church, (formerly St. Anthony of Padua) which a developer plans to adapt for housing.
    • Greco/New Temple Baptist

In Graduate Hospital neighborhood, a microcosm of churches under siege

If all goes well for developer Benjamin Weinraub, he'll eventually receive the go-ahead from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (the case was held for continuance until July) to begin converting the…

    • Ironwork | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
    • Dobbins Vocational School was built in 1936 in the Art Deco style by Irwin T. Catharine.

Look Up! Moderne and Machine Age schools survive closing lists

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • The Rodin Museum's three-phased restoration is nearly complete, and the museum will reopen on July 13.
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Rodin Museum Rejuvenation

While Paul Cret was designing Albert Barnes’ gallery in Merion, his office was also working on plans for the Rodin Museum on the still-new Parkway. And now, decades later, as the…

    • St. Peter's Church c. 1870 by William Rau | Free Library collection, PhillyHistory.org
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St. Peter's Church roof at risk of collapse

  St. Peter's Church at 3rd and Pine streets has been in continuous use since the 1760s, but parishioners will not be able to worship in the sanctuary this Sunday. The Inquirer reports…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine.

Historical Commission grants Penn hardship, tables demo case for Episcopal Cathedral

At Friday’s Historical Commission Meeting two important, and unusual hardship cases in West Philadelphia dominated the nearly eight-hour session. Penn was granted its request to demolish a property it owns at…

    • Developer Michael Samschick's Pennthouses at Penn Treaty Village, Brown Street and Delaware Avenue..
    • 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.
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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…

    • Church of the Assumption

Fight over Church of the Assumption to pivot on powers of city departments

The battle over the future of a Spring Garden church building moved into the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas this morning, with the focus on the power of one city department…

    • Building is designated historic property, which after 10 years of trying to redevelop, Penn now wants permission to demolish.

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…

    • The John H. McClatchy Building | photo via Curbed, by Laura Kicey
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Inside Hotel Monaco | José Almiñana | Kensington Blues | John H. McClatchy building | PennPraxis at 10

The John H. McClatchy Building | photo via Curbed, by Laura KiceyTake a sneak peek into the new Hotel Monaco at 5th and Chestnut with the Business Journal. Kimpton has…

    • The carvings on the open loggia include the initial of the home’s original owner.

Look Up! Frank Miles Day mansions nominated to Philadelphia Register

Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details,…

    • River Park (former Simpson Paper Mill), after renovation in 2000. | Blackney Hayes Architects
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DAGspace: Preservation Is Design

Preservation is Design by Kathy Dowdell, AIA I’ve been involved in several discussions lately about preservation and design, and have started to wonder why we talk about preservation and design, as…

    • One potential future for Pier 9. No decisions have been made yet.

Pier 9 study says it will cost $3.5 million to keep structure from deteriorating, $11 million to achieve full potential

It would take about $3.5 million to stabilize the structure of Pier 9 so that it does not further deteriorate, and an additional $1.2 million to add emergency egress, public restrooms,…

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