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ADVOCACY UPDATE: Our Latest Designation, and Two More in Process

1700-06 Race

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.

In addition to their handsome features, many of them signatures of Georgian Revival, the row is also a remnant of the neighborhood’s architectural and commercial character prior to the development of the nearby Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The full nomination is available here: https://www.phila.gov/media/20230117101444/1700-06-Race-St-nomination.pdf

Boot N Saddle neon sign Photo Credits to PHC Staff

Crystal Bird Fauset House

We currently have two more nominations pending before the Philadelphia Historical Commission: an object nomination of the Boot N Saddle neon sign at 1131 S. Broad St; and 5401-03 Vine St, the former home of Crystal Bird Fauset, the first African American woman elected to a state legislature in the United States. Both were unanimously recommended for approval at the January 18th meeting of the PHC’s Committee on Historic Designation. Full nominations available here and here:



January Preservation To-Do List

Ring in the new year with Preservation events around Philadelphia. This month embark on a scavenger hunt in Fairmount Park, attend a Zoom talk on Frank Furness, enjoy a new years hike, and much more!

Click here to view more preservation-related events around town this month. 

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