Endangered Properties Archive

From 2003 to 2013, the Preservation Alliance published an annual “Endangered Properties List” to draw attention to important historic resources threatened by development pressure, neglect, or lack of resources.  Some of these properties have been saved, while other have been lost.  Many remain endangered.  Follow the links below to learn more about the properties on each year’s list, and check back soon for detailed updates on the status of each property.

2013

2012

2011

2013

  • Boyd Theatre
  • Legendary Blue Horizon
  • Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
  • Engine 46 Firehouse
  • Shawmont Station
  • Robinson Store
  • Haddington Historic District
  • Philadelphia School Buildings

2012

  • Logan Square
  • Police Administration Building
  • District Health Center No. 1
  • Philadelphia Breweries
  • Carver Court
  • Federal Historic Tax Credits

2011

  • John Coltrane House
  • Chinese Cultural and Community Center
  • Joe Frazier’s Gym
  • Kensington Soup Society
  • New Frankford Y
  • Royal Theater
  • Spring Garden Post Office Mural
  • Stiffel Senior Center
  • Dox Thrash House

2010

  • Divine Lorraine
  • Cruiser Olympia
  • Alfred E. Burk Mansion
  • Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building
  • Dilworth House
  • Lynnewood Hall
  • Germantown Town Hall
  • Henry Pierce House
  • Laverock Hill Estate
  • 109 Elfreth’s Alley

2009

  • Vacant Church Properties
  • Sidney Hillman Medical Center
  • Divine Lorraine
  • William Penn High School
  • Historic Windows
  • Cast-Iron Subway Entrances of Philadelphia
  • Cruiser Olympia
  • Pennhurst State School and Hospital
  • Deshong Mansion and Gallery Building

2008

  • Carnegie Libraries
  • Central Delaware Waterfront
  • Elkins Estate
  • Lower Dublin Academy
  • John D. McIlhenny Residence
  • Purvis House

2007

  • Stephen Girard Building
  • Family Court Building
  • Hassrick/Sawyer House
  • Boyd Theatre
  • Germantown Avenue Street Paving
  • Castleway Development

2006

  • Surplus City Properties
  • Chestnut Street
  • Hatfield House
  • Church of St. James the Less
  • Cramp Shipyard
  • Downtown Coatesville
  • John Lewis House
  • Fort Washington Hotel

2005

  • Queen Village
  • Bouvier Building
  • Burk Mansion
  • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  • Stonorov Steel Houses
  • Chester Heights Camp Meeting
  • Bunting Friendship Meeting House

2004

  • Independence Square
  • Nugent Home for Baptists
  • Presser Home for Retired Music Teachers
  • Dilworth House
  • Historic School Buildings
  • Upper Roxborough National Historic District
  • Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building
  • Chester Avenue Street Paving
  • Madison Square
  • Dolington Village
  • Heidelberg (Kerlin Farm)

2003

  • Lazaretto Quarantine Station
  • North Philadelphia Historic Neighborhood Blocks
  • Germantown Town Hall
  • Historic Kingsessing Farmhouse
  • Lynnewood Hall
  • Christ Temple Church
  • Uptown Theatre
  • Church of Christ
  • Sleighton School Campus