Field Notes Blog

Unlisted: Saint Rita of Cascia

Written and drawn by Ben Leech Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting Philadelphia buildings not yet listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.  To learn how to protect a building by nominating it to the Register, click here. Address: 1154-62 South Broad Street Architect: George Lovatt Built: 1907 Of the thousands of historic church […]

News and Notes: 10/9-10/15

Neighborhood preservation, commercial corridors and a conference audience that looks like Philadelphia (Urban Prospects, 10/9/10) The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia hosted the second annual Neighborhood Preservation Conference at Temple University yesterday.  PAGP  unveiled their Neighborhood Initiative programs and grant opportunities, and presented some terrific seminars focusing on how residents and organizations can help preserve […]

Tube Tuesday: Octoberfest Edition

[] Don’t miss the incomparable beer historian Rich Wagner TONIGHT at 7:30 at the Center for Northeast Philadelphia History (1507 Orthodox St.) as he presents “The Breweries of Frankford, Kensington and Bridesburg.”  Sponsored by the Historical Society of Frankford, $5 general public (free for HSF members). CLICK HERE for more information.  Special thanks to […]

News and Notes: 10/1-10/8

Around Philly, a fourth-generation business built on building (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/3/10) It’s a playful version of I Dare You: Name any neighborhood or town around Philadelphia, and 86-year-old Charles Kahn Jr. will show you how, over a century, his family has left its mark there.  Continue reading…. Look Up! 19th Century rural retreats in northeast Philly […]

A Sense of Place: Preserving Philadelphia’s Neighborhoods

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia 2010 Citywide Conference is right around the corner, but there’s still time to secure a spot. A Sense of Place: Preserving Philadelphia’s Neighborhoods will take place on Friday, October 8, 2010 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM at the Temple University, Student Faculty Center, 3340 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, […]

The Week in Review: 9/25-10/1

Historic Bouvier Building begins its transformation (Plan Philly, 9/29/10) Its insides are all but gutted and its exterior still looks forlorn. But there is an energy buzzing around the long-embattled Bouvier Building these days. Continue reading…. The Second Empire Rowhouse in Philly (Brownstoner, 9/29/10) The influence of the French Second Empire style was initiated by […]

Tube Tuesday: Fightin’ Phils

In honor of the 2010 Phillies’ fourth straight NL East title, scenes from the late great Shibe Park. Later coined Connie Mack Stadium, it was the first concrete and steel stadium in the majors, designed in 1909 by Philadelphia architects William Steele & Sons.  The fifty-foot outfield wall was erected 1935 to block views from […]

Endangered Properties

CLICK HERE to nominate an at-risk building in or around Philadelphia to the Preservation Alliance’s annual Endangered Properties List.  To see past lists, CLICK HERE.