There is an unmarked and overgrown African American burial ground located in Byberry Township in northeast Philadelphia. Originally, the name of this site was The Burying Place For All Free Negroes or People of Color within Byberry. The name has since been changed to The Byberry Township African American Burial Ground. This presentation will discuss
The Baldwin Park neighborhood is the area within two blocks of Matthias Baldwin Park, located at 423 North 19th Street. This talk will trace the history of the neighborhood from the Lenni Lenape; to the country estates of William Penn and Andrew Hamilton; to how steam, coal, iron, and railroads allowed the industrialists including Matthias
Lansdowne Borough is an early commuter suburb that developed in the late 19th– early 20th Centuries as a result of the railroad’s expansion through the area. Several subdivisions, including two National Register districts and one of the earliest themed neighborhoods, were developed in this time period. The borough retains an amazing number of historic buildings- over
presented by Margaret K. Sherman, P.E and Michael J. Cuddy, P.E. The Frankford Avenue Bridge, located in the Holmesburg neighborhood of Philadelphia, is the oldest continuously used roadway bridge in the United States. The three span, stone masonry, arch bridge carries a two-lane road with flanking sidewalks over Pennypack Creek. Originally built in 1697 as part of
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… the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act
… an elegant evening at two of Philadelphia’s most architecturally significant 20th century residences.
This program is intended for Commercial and Institutional property owners. Historic Preservation and Sustainability are increasingly intertwined, as property owners seek ways to make their older buildings more energy efficient and economical to operate. Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a financing tool that allows commercial property owners to borrow money for energy efficiency, water conservation,