Endangered Properties List
| Tenth Annual Endangered Properties List|
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|Logan Square|| Police Administration Building|
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| District Health Center #1||Philadelphia Breweries|
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|Carver Court||Federal Historic |
| For the last ten years, the Preservation Alliance has published a year-end list of endangered properties found across Philadelphia and the region. This year, for the first time, we’re also featuring an endangered policy: the Federal Historic Tax Credit. The tax credit program is probably the most important financial tool for preserving historic buildings in the country. But there is a concern that Congress, in its zeal to cut the federal budget, will propose eliminating the program. |
Also featured on this year’s list are three city-owned buildings with uncertain futures. While much progress has already been made in ensuring the preservation of the Family Court Building, we remain very concerned that proposals for its conversion to a new use will include inappropriate rooftop additions. We are also very concerned that the City is not considering preservation options for two other properties—the Police Administration Building and District Health Center No. 1—highlighting a continued lack of appreciation for significant modern architecture in Philadelphia.
While these issues might appear to be distant ones, critical decisions made in the coming months will have profound impact on these historic resources. The time to act to preserve these resources is now.
Click here to download a print-friendly PDF of the 2012 list.
These properties are nominated by you -- the public, neighborhood advocates, preservation professionals, community organizations and Alliance members. Be an advocate for the special places in your neighborhood that deserve attention and support. You can nominate a threatened historic property to future lists by clicking here and filling out our brief online submission form.
First Annual Endangered Properties List (2003)
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