Written and drawn by Ben Leech Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting unique 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: 1525 Chestnut Street Architect: Simon & Bassett Built: 1916 This edition of Unlisted will linger a […]
In this gem of an interview produced by Temple University, photographer Betsy Manning and professor Ken Finkel (whose Redbricker column for Philly Brownstoner never ceases to amaze/amuse) discuss Manning’s passion for documenting the lesser-known corners of the city. She describes her subjects as “architectural wallflowers”– overlooked, ignored, nondescript, until you stop and really see them. The […]
Greenbelt Knoll was designated a Philadelphia Historic District in 2006, and in 2007 the residents of the neighborhood received the Preservation Alliance’s Community Action Award. This short documentary was produced for the Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places series. For more on Greenbelt Knoll, click here.
Written by Kristin Hagar A magnificent block of North 2nd Street runs the gamut of Philadelphia architectural history. Stand midway down the block between Arch and Race Streets and slowly turn around 360 degrees: in one glimpse you’ll see the Paul Cret’s Ben Franklin Bridge, I.M. Pei’s Society Hill Towers, iconic Elfreth’s Alley, and a strikingly […]