Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance

YFPA MISSION

The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance (YFPA) engages, connects, and emboldens the residents of Greater Philadelphia on issues surrounding historic preservation. Our work advocates for projects and movements that positively impact cultural heritage and celebrates a vast community dedicated to protecting the built environment and heritage throughout the region. YFPA is volunteer-run membership entity of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (PAGP) guided by the next generation of preservation leaders and open to all.

YFPA is a membership program that serves as a forum for preservationists and preservation enthusiasts to engage about regional preservation issues in social settings.

Join or Renew Your Membership – $40 

YFPA EVENTS

In With The Old 2021

The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance is pleased to present our 8th annual In With The Old event on October 21, 2021 at the stunning Corn Exchange National Bank, now the headquarters of Linode. After an engaging virtual event last year, we are thrilled to be back in person. The adaptive reuse of the Corn Exchange National Bank into Linode’s HQ, led by Ballinger, has highlighted the ornate detailing, delicately infilled with glazing to create functional space for an office. Two extant vaults have been preserved, as well as teller’s offices and basement tunnels.

YFPA looks forward to you joining us for this special return to In With The Old. As required by the City of Philadelphia, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required upon entrance and masks will be encouraged while not eating or drinking.

We can’t wait to see you!

Buy a YFPA Membership with your ticket today and save!

YFPA or PAGP Member ticket – $30

Non-Member ticket – $40

One year YFPA membership + event ticket – $60

Walk up tickets will be available as space permits (cash or check only please).

For questions regarding the event, sponsorships, or donating a raffle item please email youngfriends@preservationalliance.com

LEGACY BUSINESS ADVOCACY INITIATIVE

YFPA launched the #ISeeALegacy campaign in 2018 to raise awareness of the city’s incredible stock of legacy businesses as part of our ongoing effort to recognize, preserve, and celebrate the local landmarks that help define Philadelphia as a “city of neighborhoods.”  YFPA continues to research, document, and highlight businesses contributing to what will become Philadelphia’s first ever Legacy Businesses database. A Legacy Business is one that has operated for 30 or more years and has contributed to the history and/or the identity of a particular neighborhood or community.

Do you know a Legacy Business that we should feature? Let us know!

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