Celebrating Preservation Month 2020

Celebrating Historic Preservation Month 2020

May is National Historic Preservation Month. To celebrate, the Preservation Alliance asked 31 historic preservation leaders in Philadelphia to name a building that has inspired them and why. Please enjoy these selections from leaders in the local preservation movement as they reveal the historic buildings that have inspired them. Please click on the address  of the buildings below, to read the complete narrative.

Francesca Russello Ammon, PhD
315 South American Street
Kayla Anthony
Powel House
244 South Third Street, Philadelphia
David Brownlee, PhD
PSFS Building
1200 Market Street, Philadelphia
Meaghan Finney
Architects Building
117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia
John Carr
The Sedgeley Porter’s House
3250 Sedgley Drive, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
Faye Anderson
Douglass Hotel
1409 Lombard Street, Philadelphia
George Poulin, AIA
3514-30 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia


Bob Powers
The Delaware Station of the
Philadelphia Electric Company
1325 Beach Street, Philadelphia
Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA
Fairmount Waterworks
640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia
Robert Thomas, AIA
The Brentwood
4130-40 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia
Dominique M. Hawkins, FAIA
Anne & Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library
220 South 34th Street, Philadelphia
Aaron Wunsch
19th Street Baptist Church
1249-53 South 19th Street, Philadelphia
Nan Gutterman
Ellis Island
New York Harbor
Carl M. Dress, AIA
East Park Canoe House
Kelly Drive, Philadelphia
Nancy Moses
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
©2017 Steven L Markos
Roger Moss
Carpenters’ Hall
320 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
A. Robert Jaeger
First Presbyterian Church
201 South 21st Street, Philadelphia
Betty Turner
Terminal Commerce Building
401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia
Cory Kegerise
Elfreth’s Alley
Old City, Philadelphia
240 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Fon Wang, AIA, LEED AP
Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catherine Street, Philadelphia
Randall F. Mason
Schuylkill River Park
(Not) Far From Fitler Square
Laura Spina
Richmond Power Station
3901 Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia
David Hollenberg
Franklin Court
Independence National Historical Park
Lori Salganicoff
Memorial Hall
4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia
Bruce Laverty
Philadelphia Saving Fund Society
Corner of 12th & Market Streets, Philadelphia
John Hanson
Sellers Hall
150 Hampden Road, Upper Darby
Frank Matero
The [Former] Liberty Bell Pavilion
Independence Mall, Philadelphia
Emily Cooperman, PhD
Beth Sholom Synagogue
8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park