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Want to help protect historic buildings? Come to Historic Preservation Task Force meeting in West Philadelphia

On Thursday, Jan. 18, residents are invited to learn more about the Philadelphia Historic Preservation Task Force, which was created by Mayor Jim Kenney in May 2017. The meeting will take place at the Enterprise Center (4548 Market St) beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

    Want to help protect historic buildings? Come to Historic Preservation Task Force meeting in West Philadelphia
    Over the past few years, we've lost a number of historic buildings in West Philadelphia, from churches to old Victorian homes and mansions to new construction.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

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Iconic Kensington milk bottle, Engine 46 firehouse are now certified historic

4058 Chestnut Street

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...actually a water tower that sits on top of the old Harbisons Dairies plant at 2041-55 Coral Street. The four-part factory dates back to 1895 and went on to become on of...

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This Catholic Church sits at 3200 Belgrade Street in Port Richmond. It dates back to about 1890 and was designed by architect Edwin...

    Iconic Kensington milk bottle, Engine 46 firehouse are now certified historic
    An iconic water tower in Kensington in the shape of a milk bottle and a stately brick firehouse in South Philly were among the five properties added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places last week. The Philadelphia Historical Commission voted to designate five very different buildings as historic, which means that any exterior changes would have to be approved by the commission.
    https://philly.curbed.com

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Demolition begins at 42nd and Chestnut to make room for pre-fab apartment building

Demolition begins at 42nd and Chestnut to make room for pre-fab apartment building

Demolition of “Wash ‘n Lube” car wash has begun on the 4100 block of Chestnut Street to make room for a pre-fab 6-story 130-unit apartment building (see rendering...

...to go through zoning or community approval. Nevertheless, the plan for the proposed building at 4125 Chestnut Street was presented at September’s Spruce Hill Community Association zoning meeting as a heads up...

    Demolition begins at 42nd and Chestnut to make room for pre-fab apartment building
    Demolition of "Wash 'n Lube" car wash has begun on the 4100 block of Chestnut Street to make room for a pre-fab 6-story 130-unit apartment building (see rendering below). The new construction is "by right", which means it didn't have to go through zoning or community approval. Nevertheless, the plan
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

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The milk bottle tower in Kensington is now officially historic

8/24 PIDC is offering RFQ for 4601 Market Street

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    Iconic Kensington milk bottle protected from wrecking ball
    Kensington's iconic milk bottle-shaped water tower and the aging industrial building it perches upon can no longer be demolished without a fight. In a unanimous Friday vote, the Philadelphia Historical Commission added the 120-year-old structure to the local historic register.
    http://planphilly.com

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