It’s been a busy, productive year on the advocacy front for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. As a final Advocacy Update for 2021 we wanted to briefly recap some notable wins. 

  • We successfully nominated five individual properties and one thematic historic district to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places - and we are in process on many more, including a local historic district recognizing Christian Street’s Black Doctors Row in South Philadelphia. 
  • We successfully supported an amendment to waive or reduce parking requirements for the adaptive reuse of historic properties
  • We successfully lobbied for an increase in funding for the Philadelphia Historical Commission
As the calendar turns to 2022, we’ll continue to advocate for the responsible and equitable stewardship of our historic built environment – in all neighborhoods – and continue pursuing advancements in policy and protection for historic properties and historic communities large and small.
John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School 
319 N. 19th Street 
Henry A. Dreer Seed Co. 
714 Chestnut Street 
Pyramid Club
1517 W. Girard Avenue 
Engine 11 Firehouse 
1016-18 South Street 
Automobile Row
Thematic Historic District
North Broad Street
North City Trust 
5700 N. Broad Street 
Marian Anderson House 
Commissioned historic structures report and conditions assessment for the Marian Anderson House. 
Preservation Achievement Awards 
36 Special Recognition & Project Award Winners 
94 Sponsors 
500+ Virtual Attendees
25th Anniversary Celebration 
at Bartram’s Garden Honoring Sam Katz 
Architecture Walking Tours -
2021 Tour Season
May 1 – November 13 
26 volunteer tour guides 
68 public & 44 private tours 
1,536 attendees, 45% growth over 2019 
Young Friends of the
Preservation Alliance
In With The Old at Linode headquarters 
Heart bombing the Marian Anderson Museum 
Updated the “How to Nominate” guide 
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