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2023 Spring Speaker Series
February 28, 2023
Preservation Achievement Awards
June 6, 2023
Honoring the people, businesses, and projects that preserve, repurpose, reimagine, and protect our historic resources.
150 Years of Public Art and Preservation
March 21, 2023 6:00 — 7:30 PM
Emergence of a Modern Dwelling: Richard Neutra’s Hassrick House
March 28, 2023 6:00 — 7:30 PM
The Problem with Periodization: Civil Rights in Philadelphia
April 4, 2023 6:00 — 7:30 PM
In The News
FEBRUARY ADVOCACY UPDATE: Two Additions to the Local Register, and a Notable Passing
Last Friday, February 10, the Philadelphia Historical Commission approved two nominations sponsored by the Preservation Alliance. As a result, the following were added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places: the Crystal Bird Fauset House, 5401-03 Vine Street; and the Boot and Saddle Sign, 1131 S. Broad Street.
Robert J. Geddes, Architect, Urbanist, and Educator, 1923-2023
We mourn the passing of Robert J. Geddes, founder of the influential Philadelphia architectural firm of Geddes, Brecher, Qualls and Cunningham. Geddes also served as Dean of the Princeton University School of Architecture.Learn More
JANUARY ADVOCACY UPDATE: Our Latest Designation, and Two More in Process
We are pleased to share our latest successful nomination to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, 1700-06 Race St, the former James McGinnis Company Building and Arthur Mallie Residence (1700-02) and the former Ellison Apartments (1706). 1704 Race, a c.1850 Italianate rowhouse is included in the parcel, however has been heavily altered and entirely refaced and is considered non-contributing to the designation.Learn More
March To-Do List
Explore preservation events around Philadelphia. This month celebrate Women’s month with special lectures, join a home repair workshop, learn about Frank Furness’ connection with Louis Kahn and much more!
Become a member of the Preservation Alliance and join a vibrant community of people who care deeply about preserving and protecting our region’s extraordinary architectural and historic heritage.The Benefits of Membership
Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance
The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance (YFPA) engages, connects, and emboldens the residents of Greater Philadelphia on issues surrounding historic preservation.Learn More
Published three times a year in collaboration with Hidden City Philadelphia, Extant magazine is distributed free to members and supporters.
In This Issue
- What’s Next for the Roundhouse?
- Restoration Role Model: Dina Wind Foundation
- Places to Save: Oscar James Cooper House; Melrose Diner; Woodburne; Griffith and Rosenberger Halls
- Places Lost and Places Saved
- Unlisted Philadelphia: 1307 Sansom Building
- Final Word: Transform 102 North Main Street