Philadelphia Historical Commission
Joan Markman, Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer, finds herself in a political firestorm after she injected herself into a Philadelphia Historical Commission debate over a coffee shop near her home.
Philadelphia’s Historical Commission has reaffirmed its decision to allow the demolition of the 160-year-old Church of the Assumption, on Spring Garden Street.
The Philadelphia Historical Commission will allow a developer to install a modern rooftop sign — essentially an electronic advertising billboard — on the historic Lit Brothers Building along Market Street East.
Eleanor Gesensway, who had led the original effort to save the building in the ’80s, called the proposal “a travesty” that “desecrates the honesty of the building.”
The Philadelphia Historical Commission has approved the newspapers’ plans for a lighted marquee that will extend four feet over the sidewalk on the 800 block of Market Street.
The grand homes of Overbrook Farms were mainly built in the late 19th century, many for Philadelphia’s leading industrialists.
Philadelphia’s Historical Commission did something on Friday it has never done before — designate the interior of a building as historic.
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