Category Archives: Week in Review

News & Notes: 10/16-10/22

New life for landmark church in South Philadelphia (Plan Philly, 10/18/10) While the struggle continues over the future of the Church of the Assumption in Callowhill, another distinctive religious building appears to have a much brighter horizon. The Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Philadelphia is in the midst of growing from its German roots […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]