Preservation Alliance For Greater Philadelphia
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 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.
City planners are sketching out a plan for the near future would wipe the Roundhouse off the map.
Philadelphia’s Historical Commission did something on Friday it has never done before — designate the interior of a building as historic.