Preservation Alliance For Greater Philadelphia

(Delancey Place, in the Society Hill section of the city.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City’s Small, Hidden Streets

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia offers walking tours of neighborhoods and neighborhood architecture all over the area, pointing out things you probably would have missed on your own.


(The former Engine 46 firehouse, at Reed and Water Streets in South Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Iconic (But Not ‘Historic’) South Philadelphia Landmark Faces Demolition

The 1894 Engine 46 building, at Reed and Water Streets, was last used as a firehouse in the 1950’s, and as a restaurant for 10 years prior to 2006. Now, it’s owned by a developer with a demolition permit but no publicized plans.


Philadelphia Police Administrative Building.

Campaign Under Way To Save Philadelphia’s Police Headquarters

City planners are sketching out a plan for the near future would wipe the Roundhouse off the map.


(File photo)

Philadelphia Historical Commission Wields New Power — Indoors

Philadelphia’s Historical Commission did something on Friday it has never done before — designate the interior of a building as historic.