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2011 Preservation Alliance Award winners

2011 AWARD WINNERS JUST ANNOUNCED!Detailed listing including all project participants to follow. List currently includes project, honoree, architect.THE JAMES BIDDLE AWARDfor lifetime achievement in historic preservationNick Gianopulos,…

From Penn Future: Everything you want to know about Marcellus Shale drilling

With so much discussion about deep natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale – much of the discussion carried out with loud voices and picket signs – it’s hard to tell…

    • The Clarence Moore House, 1321 Locust St., is a blend of European styles.

Look Up! Imaginative Eyre on Locust Street

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

    • A view of the historic alley looking east from 2nd Street.

Look Up! Even Elfreth's Alley has issues

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

    • Hawthorne exterior

Some shuttered schools experience rebirth

Editor's Note: PlanPhilly partnered with the Philadelphia Public School Notebook to produce a February edition focusing on school facilities. With declining enrollment and 70,000 empty seats, it is likely that some…

    • Preservationists urge scrutiny of older public school buildings

Preservationists urge scrutiny of older public school buildings

Editor's Note: PlanPhilly partnered with the Philadelphia Public School Notebook to produce a February edition focusing on school facilities. With declining enrollment and 70,000 empty seats, it is likely that some…

    • A big step for the Big U

A big step for the Big U

This afternoon, at a reception at the South Philadelphia IKEA cafe, the ocean liner SS United States became the property of the SS United States Conservancy. According to the terms of…

    • Photos by Torben Jenk

Cramp Shipyard demo proceeds on

The dismantling of the Cramp building – the hulking brick icon of Philadelphia ship building located at 2050 Richmond Street – continued in earnest Monday.The building will be torn down…

Report: Calif. group wants USS Olympia

Associated Press VALLEJO, Calif. - A Vallejo group wants to give the USS Olympia, the historic 19th-century warship now moored in Philadelphia, a new home in the San Francisco Bay area.…

    • The building at 1619 Thompson St. is viewed as

Urban preservation group issues SOS for favorite sites

One of the more eclectic – one might say quirky - lists of endangered sites in the Philadelphia area was compiled last year by the non-profit group Save Our Sites.…

    • Varenhorst plan for SS United States

Deal for SS United States faces deadline

The SS United States Conservancy, beneficiaries of a $5.8 million pledge from philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, is in the home stretch of securing title to the 990-foot-long ocean liner.Last spring, the…

    • Looking west along the waterfront of Boathouse Row.

Look Up! Architectural exercises on Boathouse Row

Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its…

    • Laurel Hill Cemetery

Building a City of the Dead

During its heyday, it was one of the most densely populated swaths of land in Philadelphia. Some 70,000 souls called it home —  permanently. Founded in 1836, as the city's first…

    • The view of the Kerlin Farm from Ashbourne Road.

Preservation Row: Circle of support may save historic Cheltenham estate

If love alone could preserve a historic site, the Kerlin Farm would have nothing to fear. The property at 1050 Ashbourne Rd., across from the former Ashbourne Country Club in Cheltenham,…

    • The Cruiser Olympia will be the topic of a summit meeting early next year to find a new steward for the ship.

Last call for the region's most endangered sites?

The final days of the year are when we take an accounting, including preservation organizations that compile their lists of those structures that may be facing their final days. The Preservation…

    • Destroy This Memory by Richard Misrach, a new book that documents and reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Photo essays for the Holidays

Three photography books released this year give wildly different treatments to a subject near and dear to every urbanite's heart  —abandoned cities. But alone, or together, they also make the perfect…

    • Mitchell/Giurgola Associates built an

A legacy of great architects and preservationists on the Penn campus

Some of the leading 20th century architects of the region and nation have taught or been trained at the University of Pennsylvania. The atmosphere that produced the “Philadelphia School” has, in…

    • The view of the northeast corner of St. Clement's Episcopal Church, dominated by the bell tower and apse.

Look Up! John Notman's brownstone temples

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

    • Garage plan for Convention Center gets panned

Garage plan for Convention Center gets panned

A developer hoping to build a parking garage across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center got an earful last night, as he tried to sell his controversial plan to a…

    • DAG rallies behind SS United States redo plan

DAG rallies behind SS United States redo plan

The SS United States Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the SS United States, recently unveiled the results of a detailed feasibility study, as well as scale…

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