News and Notes: 10/9-10/15

Neighborhood preservation, commercial corridors and a conference audience that looks like Philadelphia (Urban Prospects, 10/9/10)

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia hosted the second annual Neighborhood Preservation Conference at Temple University yesterday.  PAGP  unveiled their Neighborhood Initiative programs and grant opportunities, and presented some terrific seminars focusing on how residents and organizations can help preserve and enhance “middle market” neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Continue reading…..

Fundraising plan intended to keep the Olympia from sinking (Plan Philly, 10/11/10)

The plan to reef the historic Cruiser Olympia off the coast of Cape May calls for a party – a giant party! Thirty ships on review, 21-gun salutes, international dignitaries, fireworks and 4 million people on the waterfront. Continue reading….

Sites to Save in Philadelphia (Weekly Press, 10/13/10)

Save Our Sites (SOS), a city preservation group, has issued its 2010 list of endangered buildings, streets, and other sites in Philadelphia that face destruction, neglect, or possible demolition. Continue reading….

Music To Our Eyes (Brownstoner, 10/14/10)

What’s the most Philadelphia of all things Philadelphian? Once upon a time, it came down to a contest between the Mummers and the Orchestra. And a very brief contest it was. Continue reading….

Renovation of Independence Hall underway (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/15/10)

The scaffolding is up, girdling the familiar tower of Independence Hall. A decorative scrim, donated by the Friends of Independence and sporting an image of the tower, will soon itself be girdling the scaffolding – a reminder of what lies within and a cover for unsightly construction. Continue reading….

Brownstoner’s Buildings of the Day (10/12/10 – 10/15/10)

Bache School, 717-19 S. 4th Street, Saint Anthony Club. Click here to view….


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