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Have You Seen Frankford?

You may not have seen Frankford with its wealth of history.  Join The Historical Society of Frankford and The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia on a walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city of Philadelphia. Enjoy refreshments at the Historical Society after the tour. 

The next tour of Frankford will be on September 8th at 10 am to 12 pm beginning and ending at the Historical Society of Frankford. On this tour, we will get to see the inside of St Mark’s Church (Frankford’s Cathedral).

Tickets for members of the Preservation Alliance or Frankford Historical Society $15.00. Others $20.00. Tickets available at the event.

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Hidden City and Preservation Alliance are hosting a How-To on nominating buildings to Phila Register of Historic Places

Frankford has a lot of great old buildings.  Learn how to get them notices and appreciated by attending this two hour workshop hosted by Hidden City Philadelphia and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.


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Preservation Alliance Lists Frankford Y

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Announces 9th Annual Endangered Properties List includes for former Frankford Y building at Leiper and Orthodox Streets.  You can see what they have to say about this historic building as well as see all the other buildings on the list here.

Did you know that Frankford has over 400 buildings that predate the Civil War?

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Preserving Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Not many other neighborhoods have as much historic treasure as Frankford.  This conference being held by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is a must for any or all of the various neighborhood groups now active in Frankford.

A conference for community leaders about preserving and celebrating Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Temple University Student Faculty Center
3340 N. Broad Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia PA

Neighborhood leaders– REGISTER TODAY!

Philadelphia is a city of great neighborhoods and preserving their sense of place and distinctive character is key to sustaining a healthy community or achieving successful neighborhood revitalization.

When the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia presented our first every citywide conference in the spring of 2009, the response  was positive and the event was very well received. With the interest in mind, we are very pleased to present our third citywide conference for community leaders about preserving and celebrating Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

If you are a neighborhood/community leader, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about the many resources available to strengthen and build upon the successes in your community by incorporating historic preservation into your tool kit.

Registration is only $20 per person and includes lunch.

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Endangered City Art Exhibit

We attended the opening of the Endangered City Art Exhibit at the Globe Dye Works (4500 Worth Street) on Friday night. This exhibit was an event by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

The intent of this show is trifold: to deliver a challenge to local artists, architects, historians, and urban explorers to express the inherent inspiration to be found in Philadelphia’s physical history; to encourage public awareness of endangered historic architecture; and to donate 50% of proceeds from sold artwork to The Preservation Alliance’s Advocacy Fund. Artworks will be bid on through a silent auction during the opening reception. Work will relate to a building that is either on a Preservation Alliance Endangered Properties List, a historically significant building that has been demolished or will soon be demolished in the Philadelphia region, or any historical building(s), neighborhood, landscape, detail, or space which resonates with the artist.

As you can see by the pictures, the event was very well attended.  Lot’s of stuff to see.  Lots of music, finger food and a bit of  beverage.  Lots of younger folks to make me feel really old.  My favorite were the black and white images by Alanna Ralph but there was much to enjoy in a variety of styles and media.  When the time rolls around again, come on out to this event.  Bonus point is you get to see the Globe.