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2023 Spring Speaker Series

February 28, 2023

Renowned local architects, professors, and historians explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia’s development. Series pass and single tickets available.
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Preservation Achievement Awards

June 6, 2023

Honoring the people, businesses, and projects that preserve, repurpose, reimagine, and protect our historic resources.

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150 Years of Public Art and Preservation

March 21, 2023 6:00 — 7:30 PM

presented by Penny Bach, former Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Association for Public Art (aPA).
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Emergence of a Modern Dwelling: Richard Neutra’s Hassrick House

March 28, 2023 6:00 — 7:30 PM

presented by Dr. Suzanne Singletary, Director of the Center for the Preservation of Modernism at Jefferson, and Suzanna Barucco, principal of sbk + partners, LLC.
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The Problem with Periodization: Civil Rights in Philadelphia

April 4, 2023 6:00 — 7:30 PM

presented by Amber Wiley Ph.D., Matt and Erika Nord Director of the Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites (CPCRS).
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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.

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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.

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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!


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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.

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