Preservation Newsletter Archive

May 2020 Preservation Month Posts

May 2020 was Preservation Month, and most of us spent it in quarantine during the pandemic. To educate and entertain during this challenging time, 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.

October 2019 Preservation Newsletter

  • Task Force Recommendations making their way through City Council
  • More Properties Join Philadelphia Register of Historic Places
  • Historic Philly Underground Railroad House Saved from the Brink of Collapse
  • New Plan for 500 S. Broad Street Includes District Health No. 1
  • Young Friends Host Rust Belt Takeover in Philadelphia
  • Young Friends’ ‘In With the Old’ Fundraiser Charts a Successful Course

September 2019 Preservation Newsletter

  • Trinity Oxford Parish House Slated for Reuse
  • Demolition Averted after Settlement for Edward Corner Building
  • Task Force Legislation Shaping Up
  • Overbrook Farms Historic District Back on the Agenda
  • Philadelphia History Museum: What’s Next?
  • Urban Archaeology & Historic Preservation Panel
  • YFPA’s Sixth Annual ‘In with the Old’; Thursday, October 3,  6:00PM – 9:00PM, Independence Seaport Museum 
  • Rust Belt Takeover, October 4 – 6, All Over Philly!

August 2019 Preservation Newsletter

  • Advocacy Update
  • Uptown Theater Receives Grant Toward Restoration
  • YFPA Partners with Friends of Rittenhouse Square
  • Scholarships Available for APTI Annual Conference
  • Friday, September 20th, 8:00-10:00 AM –  Alliance Partners Breakfast Series: Urban Archaeology

July 2019 Preservation Newsletter

  • Two New Designations
  • PA State Historic Tax Credit Reauthorized
  • Designation of Trinity Church Oxford Parish House Upheld
  • Wednesday Evening Strolls & Tours Behind the Scenes

June 2019 Preservation Newsletter

  • Two More Nominations Recommended for Approval
  • Tickets on sale for September 28: Architectural Dinner  at the Philadelphia Lazaretto
  • Welcome 2019 YFPA Steering Committee Members
  • Six Area Projects Awarded Historic Tax Credits
  • 2019 Preservation Achievement Awards: Videos and Photos

May 2019 Preservation Newsletter

  • Six Properties & One Historic District Newly Added to Philadelphia Register
  • Preservation Watch:
    A sampling of vulnerable historic properties for which the Alliance is now advocating
  • YFPA Shows Philly Parks Some Love
  • Alliance Partner Series: Learning About Preservation Easements
  • Tickets on Sale Now for the 2019 Preservation Achievement Awards, Wednesdauy, June 5

April 2019 Preservation Newsletter

  • 30th Street Station Interior Designated as Historic
  • Somber News on Jewelers Row
  • PA Historic Tax Credit Reauthorization Effort Takes Major Step
  • Celebrate Preservation Month with the Alliance 
  • Tickets on Sale Now for the 2019 Preservation Achievement Awards, Wednesdauy, June 5

March 2019 Preservation Newsletter

Announcing the 2019 Preservation Achievement Award Winners 
  • 30th Street Station Interior and St. Leonard’s Court Recommended for Listing; Jewelers Row District Continued to August
  • Modernist “Round Building” Needs Some Love
  • Building Philadelphia Speaker Series, Limited Tickets Available
  • Extant Magazine Spring 2019 

February 2019 Preservation Newsletter

  • Easement Finalized on Historic Suburban Estate
  • YFPA Church of the Gesu Tour 
  • “Pennsylvania Weighs Up to $30 Million a Year in Tax Breaks for Historic Preservation Projects”
  • “After Court Decision, Apartments at Fishtown’s St. Laurentius Church Could Finally Become a Reality”
  • “Delaware Waterfront Agency Promises Public a Role in Plans for Historic Port Site Archaeology”

January 2019 Preservation Newsletter

2019 Preservation Awards Call for Nominations

  • An Update from the Historical Commission: Nine New Nominations Approved 
  • Building Philadelphia Speaker Series Passes & Tickets
  • Balance Lost Buildings With Those Saved In 2018
  • Jefferson Announces New M.S. in Historic Preservation