Your March  Preservation 
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March Preservation News
30th Street Station Interior and St. Leonard's Court Recommended for Listing; Jewelers Row District Continued to August


The  public interiors of 30th Street Station and St. Leonard's Court in West Philadelphia have been recommended for approval by the Philadelphia Historical Commission's Committee on Historic Designation. Both submitted by the Alliance, they will be up for final review before the Historical Commission on Friday, April 12. If designated, 30th Street Station would become the fourth public interior formally added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Last year, the Alliance successfully nominated the third such interior to the Register, the Wanamaker Grand Court.
 
On a less positive note, consideration of our nomination of a Jewelers Row Historic District has been continued to August 2019, with a final decision likely to come by October 2019. In the interim, the properties recommended for inclusion remain under the jurisdiction of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
Inga Saffron - Inquirer Staff
Modernist "Round Building" Needs Some Love

Earlier this month, Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron devoted her column to the  Columbus Square pavilion  in South Philadelphia. The square has long been under consideration for upgrades and renewed landscaping, though plans do not include retention of the 1960 pavilion. The building was designed by local architecture firm Roth and Fleisher and intended for use by senior citizens during inclement weather. The firm's co-principal, Elizabeth Hirsh Fleisher, is celebrated as the first female licensed architect in the City of Philadelphia, and fourth in Pennsylvania. Among her most notable designs are the Benjamin Franklin Parkway's  Parkway House.
 
Ms. Saffron's column has seemingly re-piqued interest in retaining the "round building" and the Alliance encourages neighbors, stakeholders, and modernist enthusiasts alike to voice their enthusiasm for incorporating the pavilion into the park's design.

Direct your comments to Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, kathryn.ott.lovell@phila.gov, and/or First District Councilperson Mark Squilla,  mark.squilla@phila.gov.
Building Philadelphia Speaker Series, Limited Tickets Available
Presented by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Center for Architecture & Design, & Independence National Historical Park

In an engaging ten-part series, offered Monday and Wednesday evenings through April 3, renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia's development. A limited number of individual lecture tickets are still available.

Details on the  Preservation Alliance website Pre-registration required, spaces are limited.
Extant Magazine
Spring 2019 

A Fine and Public Place: New life blooming at Philadelphia's historic cemeteries

Places to Save: 19th Street Baptist Church; Bell Telephone Exchange; Dr. Scholl's Comfort Shoes; Route 15 Trolley

Restoration Role Model: The Oaks Cloister, Germantown


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