Cast Your Vote!

Mid-century architecture is enjoying a resurgence of appreciation and interest nationwide, but here in Philadelphia, our eclectic collection of postwar buildings is often overlooked.  What are your favorite local buildings from this era of design innovation, both bold and subtle?

We put together a ballot full of both well-known and out-of-the-way buildings and sites from between 1946 and 1980, grouped into multiple categories: Storefronts; Office Buildings; Civic & Municipal Buildings; Academic & Institutional Buildings; Apartment Buildings; Residential (Single Family and Low Rise); Religious Buildings; Commercial & Industrial Buildings; Parks & Plazas; and Cultural Heritage Sites. Using whatever criteria you see fit—most exemplary, most rare, most underappreciated—choose your favorites from each group. Are your top choices not on the ballot? Write them in! You can vote once a day in each category, so visit often. Winners will be featured in the Spring 2011 edition of Preservation Matters, the Preservation Alliance’s quarterly newsletter.

CLICK HERE to start voting!

1/10/11: The polls are now closed.  CLICK HERE for the winners!

Storefronts

Offices

Civic & Municipal

Academic & Institutional

Apartments

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Residential (Houses)

Religious

Commercial and Industrial

Parks and Plazas

Cultural Heritage

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