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2023 Spring Speaker Series
February 28, 2023 — May 9, 2023
Preservation Achievement Awards
June 6, 2023
Honoring the people, businesses, and projects that preserve, repurpose, reimagine, and protect our historic resources.
Neighborhood Walking Tours
May 6, 2023 — November 30, 2023
Rehabilitation of the Frankford Avenue Bridge, the Oldest Continuously Used Roadway Bridge in the United States
May 9, 2023 6:00 — 7:30 PM
In The News
MAY ADVOCACY UPDATE: Preservation Alliance Halts Demolition and More
In mid-April, the property owner of 208-12 Vine Street applied for complete demolition under the financial hardship provision in the City’s historic preservation ordinance. The Preservation Alliance sprung into action, working with an expert team to develop a preservation counter proposal.
At the May 2 Committee on Financial Hardship meeting, the Committee declined to approve the demolition application. The property owner has since requested a continuance to the June 9 Historical Commission meeting. While this may not be the final chapter, we believe we have raised considerable doubt that these historic properties must be demolished.
Henry Ossawa Tanner House Receives National Recognition
New Historic Districts Featured in the Inquirer
Announcing SaveTheRoundhouse.orgRead Full Advocacy Update
New Webpage Added! Preservation Alliance Partnerships
The Preservation Alliance partners with grassroots preservationists and budding organizations to support their efforts in preserving local landmarks, raising awareness of neighborhood histories, and promoting diverse narratives. Learn more about our active partnerships here.Learn More
May To-Do List
Explore preservation events around Philadelphia with our monthly To-Do List!To-Do List
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
- More is More: Reimagining relics of the gilded age
- Restoration Role Model: 1000 St. Bernard Street
- Places to Save: Arch Street Methodist Church Steeple; Beneficial Savings Fund Society; Boxwood; Dixie Hummingbirds Headquarters
- Places Lost and Places Saved
- Unlisted Philadelphia: Parkway House
- Final Word: What Remains