Current Advocacy Issues
The Philadelphia Historical Commission has proposed changes to its Rules and Regulations that could weaken the protection of historic properties against claims of financial hardship. Originally scheduled for a vote on March 8, 2013, the proposals have been postponed to a future Historical Commission meeting. CLICK HERE to read the latest on these changes and their potential implications.
Joe Frazier's Gym
2917 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia
UPDATE: The National Trust for Historic Preservation has included Philadelphia's Joe Frazier Gym on its 2012 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list. The Alliance is partnering with the National Trust and Temple University to ensure that Frazier's legacy on North Broad Street does not disappear. CLICK HERE to learn more about our efforts and how you can contribute.
Episcopal Cathedral Parish Houses
223 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Southwest Philadelphia and Yeadon Borough, Delaware County
Chronic neglect at one of Pennsylvania's most historic cemeteries has left a legacy in ruins. Yet exciting work is underway to clear debris and weeds from Mount Moriah, and a neighborhood is rallying to protect one of its most important assets.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Mount Moriah's status and how you can help save it from ruin.
Sidney Hillman Medical Center
2116 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
1950, Louis Magaziner & Herman Polss
The long-threatened demolition of this iconic mid-century modern medical center became a reality in late 2011 as site preparation began for a new highrise apartment tower. The efforts to save the building, though ultimately unsuccessful, contributed to a growing appreciation for architecture of the recent past in Philadelphia. CLICK HERE to learn more about the demolition and the future of modernism in Philadelphia.
Church of the Assumption
1123 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia
1848, Patrick Charles Keely
On May 17, 2011, the Philadelphia Board of Licenses & Inspections overturned the demolition approval granted by the Philadelphia Historical Commission in September 2010, an enormous victory for the Callowhill Neighborhood Association and preservationists. On June 22nd, owners Siloam Inc. appealed this decision to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. CLICK HERE to learn more about the ongoing campaign to save Assumption.
Past Advocacy Issues
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Historical Commission Meetings
Historical Commission: Next meeting Friday, June 14, 9:00 am, 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029.
Architectural Committee: Next meeting Tuesday, May 28, 9:00 am, Room 578, City Hall.
Designation Committee: Next meeting Wednesday, May 29, 9:00 am, Room 578, City Hall.
CLICK HERE for a full Philadelphia Historical Commission calendar with current and archived agendas and meeting minutes.
To view recent news coverage of these and other issues, visit our Current News page.
To view advocacy updates at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, click here.
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