Category Archives: Inspiration

Visitation Matters! Vote Now!

By guest author Kimiko Doherty, Manager of Community Development, Archdiocese of Philadelphia The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual This Place Matters national competition is underway this month. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) was the only site in the City of Philadelphia included in the list of 100 and must now garner the […]

Living on a Prayer

[slideshow] Mayor Nutter channeled Bon Jovi to sing the praises of historic preservation at the recent ribbon-cutting for the Presser Senior Apartments, a 2011 Preservation Achievement Award recipient: “Given the incredible history of this city, you have to pay attention to preservation,” he said. “You have to hold on to what you have.” Accident?  The former […]

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics

From our friends at the Center for Architecture: “Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics” is the definitive course on the development of Philadelphia and its architecture. This engaging 10-part lecture series is taught by a selection of architects, urban planners, art historians and social historians from local universities and architecture firms. Topics covered include William […]


The National Trust’s PreservationNation just featured the Uptown Theater in an article by the Alliance’s own Melissa Jest.  Click the link below for more on this exciting, homegrown preservation campaign.


Earlier this month, over two hundred people attended GEDO’s EndangeredCITY benefit for the Alliance at Globe Dye Works in Frankford.  In case you missed it, here is a quick recap of this spectacular event: