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historic Preservation Task Force

July 17, 2018

A Grand Building Crumbles

Calvary United Methodist Church’s granite ten-story tower soars over the beautiful Victorian street corner of 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue. It stands guard over stately old mansions and townhouses.  But in the there was a time when this mag...

April 3, 2018

Thanks to everyone who took the time to review and comment on the Task Force's first White Paper! We are reviewing your comments and will issue a revised paper shortly. Stay tuned! 


March 13, 2018

Here is a list of issues that have been identified by the Task Force members through the process so far. At March's Task Force meeting (3/15/18), which was open to the public, the Task Force discussed these potential issues. Task Force members and members of the public...

October 26, 2017

At the October 19th Task Force meeting in East Falls, Will Cook, Associate General Counsel of the National Trust presented a legal analysis of Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation ordinance and regulations.  Cook discussed the strengths and weaknesses of Philadelphia’s...

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