• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

You are viewing 35 articles with the tag Philadelphia Historical Commission

On Market East, an unusual fight in old battle pitting preservation against progress

By Ashley Hahn Market Street east of City Hall was one of Philly’s great shopping streets. After years of decline, the…

Radical retrofit on Pine Street aims to blend passive house with preservation

The four-story brick rowhouse at 1722 Pine Street sits mid-block on the south side of Pine. It shares a cornice line…

Mailbag: Preservationists respond

We received a lot of great feedback to Jared Brey’s story last week, “Out with the old, in with the…

Parsing the preservation record

The Inquirer’s Claudia Vargas recently sat down with Alan Greenberger, deputy mayor for economic development and commerce and executive director of…

The Boyd's Demise and the Philadelphia Demolition Commission

As wrecking crews reduce Boyd Theatre's once-grand auditorium to rubble, Community Contributor Michael Bencik offers this rumination on the Boyd's demise…

Anonymous donor offers to purchase Boyd Theatre

In a strange new plot twist in the saga of the Boyd Theatre, an anonymous donor has come forward offering to…

All Lit Up: Mesh mockup atop Lit Brothers

Lit Brothers could soon have large, animated digital ads on its roof as part of the Market East Commercial Advertising District.…

Planning Commission OKs 205 Race St, Pier 34-35 plan, changes to Marina View | 40th and Pine update | Made in America cost | 3-1-1 app gossip

Planning Commissioners heard and approved three major development proposals on or near the Central Delaware Waterfront. Despite a mixed response from…

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…

After the flood South of South | Assumption lawsuits continue | Lower Northeast plan update | Liddonfield site to Holy Family | illegal work at Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery

After a water main broke at 21st and Bainbridge Sunday night, the Fire Department helped evacuate residents via boat. | Rob…

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…

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