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2023 Spring Speaker Series

February 28, 2023 — May 9, 2023

Renowned local architects, professors, and historians explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia’s development. Series pass and single tickets available.
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Preservation Achievement Awards

June 6, 2023

Honoring the people, businesses, and projects that preserve, repurpose, reimagine, and protect our historic resources.

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Neighborhood Walking Tours

May 6, 2023 — November 30, 2023

Walking Tours are back from May- November. See our upcoming tour schedule.
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Rehabilitation of the Frankford Avenue Bridge, the Oldest Continuously Used Roadway Bridge in the United States

May 9, 2023 6:00 — 7:30 PM

presented by Margaret K. Sherman, P.E and Michael J. Cuddy, P.E. The Frankford Avenue Bridge, located in the Holmesburg neighborhood of Philadelphia, is the oldest continuously used roadway bridge in the United States. The three span, stone masonry, arch bridge carries a two-lane road with flanking sidewalks over Pennypack Creek. Originally built in 1697 as part of
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In The News

MAY ADVOCACY UPDATE: Preservation Alliance Halts Demolition and More

In mid-April, the property owner of 208-12 Vine Street applied for complete demolition under the financial hardship provision in the City’s historic preservation ordinance. The Preservation Alliance sprung into action, working with an expert team to develop a preservation counter proposal.

At the May 2 Committee on Financial Hardship meeting, the Committee declined to approve the demolition application. The property owner has since requested a continuance to the June 9 Historical Commission meeting. While this may not be the final chapter, we believe we have raised considerable doubt that these historic properties must be demolished.

Henry Ossawa Tanner House Receives National Recognition 

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New Historic Districts Featured in the Inquirer

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Announcing SaveTheRoundhouse.org

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New Webpage Added! Preservation Alliance Partnerships

The Preservation Alliance partners with grassroots preservationists and budding organizations to support their efforts in preserving local landmarks, raising awareness of neighborhood histories, and promoting diverse narratives. Learn more about our active partnerships here.

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May To-Do List

Explore preservation events around Philadelphia with our monthly To-Do List!

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Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance

The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance (YFPA) engages, connects, and emboldens the residents of Greater Philadelphia on issues surrounding historic preservation.

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