Extant Magazine

The Preservation Alliance’s magazine Extant debuted in Winter 2015. Published three times a year in collaboration with Hidden City Philadelphia, the magazine is distributed free to members and supporters. Click the covers below to read online!

Fall 2017

  • Lights! Music! Action! The Landsdowne Theater Wakes Up
  • Restoration Role Model: East Park Canoe House
  • Unlisted Philadelphia: Locust Theater
  • Places to Save (Trinity Oxford Parish House, Esslinger’s Brewery, West Powelton Victorian Rows, Disston Recreation Center)
  • National Trust Treasures Philadelphia’s Neighborhoods

 

 

 

 
Spring 2017

  • North Broad Rising: The Divine Lorraine  Lights the Path to Long-Awaited Revival
  • Unlisted Philly: William Decker’s 1890 Ellis Mansion
  • Places to Save (Strickland Row, Tabor Chapel, Beury Building, Lipkin Furniture)

 

 

 

 

 

Winter 2017

  • The Grassroots Come Alive: Citizen-Preservationists Fight to Protect Historic Buildings
  • Unlisted Philly: John Decker & Son Architectural Sheet Metal Works
  • Places to Save (Jewelers Row, Gershman Y, Weisbrod & Hess Brewery, West Philadelphia Institute)

 

 

 

 

 
Fall 2016
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  • Ring the Alarm! Philly Fire Houses Imperiled by Neglect, Development
  • Unlisted Philly: An Electrical Substation in Art Deco Disguise
  • Places to Save (Morton Weiss House, Hovenden House and Abolition Hall, West Philly Victorians, Loch Aerie)

 

 

 

 

 
Volume Two Issue 1:
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  • Sharswood Redevelopment: A Neighborhood’s Fabric in Jeopardy
  • Under Threat: Philly’s Built African-American Heritage
  • Places to Save (1900 Block of Sansom Street, Harbisons Milk Bottle, St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Third Presbyterian Church)

 

 

 

 

 
Volume One Issue 3
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  • Taking Stock of Philly Public Schools
  • Jim Kenney for Preservation?
  • Places to Save (Society Hill Playhouse, Germantown Boys & Girls Club, Penn Fruit, and Dyottville Glass Works Homes)

 

 

 

 

 
Volume One Issue 2
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  • Back from the Brink in Kingsessing
  • Salvation for a Neighborhood Icon in Manayunk
  • Places to Save (3600 block of Lancaster Avenue, St. Laurentius Church, and Edward Corner Marine)

 

 

 

 

 
Volume One Issue 1
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  • The Room and Haas Building at 50
  • Making Preservation Work in Parkside
  • Places to Save (William Penn Inn, Mount Moriah Cemetery Gatehouse, the Blue Horizon, and the Fairmount Park Welcome Center)

 

 

 

 

Before the launch of Extant, the Alliance published its Preservation Matters newsletter from 2003 to 2013.

Preservation Matters Fall 2013

  • Area Organizations Working to Preserve Historic Resources (South of South Neighborhood Assoc./ Strawberry Mansion CDC and NAC)
  • Pride of Place Neighborhood Grant Recipients
  • Online Preservation Map
  • Blue Horizon Auditorium Threatened
  • South Philadelphia Firehouse Faces Uncertain Future
  • New Additions to the Philadelphia Register
  • On Becoming a Tour Guide
  • New Board Directors

Preservation Matters Spring 2013

  • 20th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards
  • Preservation Month Calendar
  • Advocacy Updates: Episcopal Cathedral; Endangered Property Updates; Historic Preservation Incentive Act

Preservation Matters Winter 2013

  • African American Heritage Trail Project Launches
  • Preservation Alliance Names New Executive Director
  • Area Organizations Focus on Preserving Historic Resources
  • Neighborhood Preservation Conference 2012
  • Revitalizing Neighborhoods One Block at a Time with Alliance Grants
  • Endangered Property Updates: Purvis House, Church of the Assumption, Carver Court, Nugent Home
  • Preservation in the Courts
  • New Easements Accepted

Preservation Matters Fall 2012

  • Farewell Message from Outgoing Executive Director John Gallery
  • Area Organizations Working to Preserve Historic Resources
  • Preservation Education
  • Historic Markers Survey
  • Preservation Report in the Making
  • Endangered Property Updates: Nugent Building, Joe Frazier’s Gym, Church of the Assumptions, Divine Lorraine, Henry Pierce House
  • Alliance Aids Nominations for Kensington Factories
  • New Board Directors
  • Emerging Leaders Class Graduates

Preservation Matters Spring 2012

  • 19th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards
  • Preservation Month Calendar
  • Advocacy Updates: Philadelphia Register Additions; Endangered Property Updates; Tax Credit Bill

Preservation Matters Winter 2012

  • Museums and Sites Can Inspire with Their Inclusive Stories
  • Historic African American Swim Club Looking to Expand
  • The Alliance Rallies Partners to Assist Historic Church
  • Community Preservation Projects Receive Pride of Place Grants
  • Vital Neighborhoods Initiative: Revitalizing Neighborhoods One Block at a Time
  • Area Organizations Working to Preserve Historic Resources
  • Dilworth House Saved Again
  • Database of Historic Churches

Preservation Matters Fall 2011

  • Preservation PA Awards
  • Area Organizations Working to Preserve Historic Resources
  • Vital Neighborhoods Initiative Update
  • Advocacy Updates: Cruiser Olympia, Church of the Assumption, 26th District Police HQ, Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Edison High School
  • New Additions to Philadelphia Register
  • Yorktown Historic Resource Survey

Preservation Matters Spring 2011

  • 18th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards
  • 2011 Homeowner Awards
  • Vital Neighborhood Grants Awarded
  • Preservation Month Events Calendar
  • Advocacy Updates: Endangered Properties Report, Church of the Assumption

Preservation Matters Winter 2011

  • Black History in Pennsylvania
  • Alliance Settles Hillman Medical Center Appeals
  • African American Board Training
  • Philadelphia Likes Mod Contest Winners
  • Advocacy Updates: Divine Lorraine, Henry Pierce House, Rittenhouse District, Neighborhood Churches
  • Preservation Begins at Home
  • New Board Directors Elected
  • EndangeredCITY Art Show

Preservation Matters Fall 2010

  • Modernism in Philadelphia
  • Vote for Your Favorite Mid-Century Architecture
  • Family Court Building
  • Revisiting Virginia’s Past
  • Preservation Awards Luncheon Photos
  • Milestones in Philadelphia Historic Preservation

Preservation Matters Spring 2010

  • 17th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards
  • 2010 Homeowner Awards
  • Neighborhood Preservation
  • Preservation Month Events Calendar
  • Advocacy Updates: ISI Building, Bouvier Building, Marine Depot, Awbury Aboretum District

Preservation Matters Winter 2010

  • African American Historic Sites Explore Collaboration
  • Milestones in Philadelphia Historic Preservation
  • 7th Annual Endangered Properties List
  • Sustainability in Preservation Conference
  • African American Churches Program

Preservation Matters Fall 2009

  • Historic Interior Protection Becomes Law
  • Preservation Plan Update
  • Support to African American Churches and Historic Sites
  • Nemours: The Restoration of duPont’s “East Coast Versailles”

Preservation Matters Spring 2009

  • 16th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards
  • Finding the Right Balance, by Inga Saffron

Preservation Matters Winter 2009

  • African American Outreach
  • Garrett-House
  • 6th Annual Endangered Properties List

Preservation Matters Fall 2008

  • Boyd Theater Designated
  • Restoring City Hall Sculpture
  • Preservation Plan
  • New Staff and Board

Preservation Matters Spring 2008

  • 15th Annual Preservation Awards
  • Membership Listing

Preservation Matters Winter 2008

  • Fifth Annual Endangered Properties List
  • Philadelphia Life Insurance Co. Buildings Lost

Preservation Matters Fall 2007

  • Lazaretto Agreement Reached
  • 507 South Broad Designated
  • Carnegie Library Project

Preservation Matters Spring 2007

  • 14th Annual Preservation Awards
  • Membership Listing

Preservation Matters Winter 2007

  • Zoning Board Approves 218 Arch Street
  • Germantown Avenue Repaving
  • Historic Designation Nominations
  • 2006 Alliance Easements

Preservation Matters Fall 2006

  • Greenbelt Knoll – Philadelphia’s Newest Historic District
  • Marine Club Protected by Easement
  • Parkside Historic District Nominated
  • Advocacy Updates

Preservation Matters Winter 2005

  • The African American Church in Philadelphia
    Paul Robeson House
    Special Edition: Preservation Matters December 2005
    Third Endangered Historic Properties List

Preservation Matters Fall 2004

  • Region’s Most Endangered Historic Properties
  • Kahn Masterpiece and Six Other Buildings Designated
  • 2004 America’s Treasures Awards

Preservation Matters Fall 2003

  • Advocacy Successes & Struggles
  • Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust Celebrates 10 Years
  • Pilot Program Helps Religious Properties
  • Penn Invests in Historic West Philadelphia
  • Partnership CDC Rehabs West Philadelphia One House at a Time
  • PAGP Questions for Mayoral Candidates

Preservation Matters Winter 2003

  • Endangered Historic Properties List
    Victor Building in Camden Opens
    19th & Sansom Demolition Appealed