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2018 Preservation Achievement Awards Program Book

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Welcome to the2018 PreservationAchievement AwardsHonoring the individuals, organizations, public agencies, andcorporations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region whohave made outstanding contributions to the preservation of ourregion’s architectural and cultural heritage.

The Sterling Apartment Homes CELEBRATING THE FUTURE BY HONORING THE PAST Congratulations to the 2018 Preservation Achievement Award Winners Thank you to the Preservation Alliance for saving and promoting Philadelphia’s heritage Aimco's historic properties include: The Sterling Apartment Homes • Park Towne Place Museum District Residences • Chestnut Hall Apartments Riverloft Apartments • The Left Bank • Locust on the Park4 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

Preservation Achievement Awards ProgramTable Of Contents 7................................................................................................................................................Our Sponsors 9.................................................................................................................Executive Director’s Welcome 11....................................................................................................... Keynote Speaker, Stephanie Meeks 14............................................................................. Special Recognition Award Winners (1994–2017) 17....................................................................................................................Special Recognition Awards 18..................................................................................................................................James Biddle Award 19....................................................................................................... Rhoda and Permar Richards Award 20.......................................................................................................................Board Of Directors Award 20........................................................................................................................ Economic Impact Award 21..............................................................................John Andrew Gallery Community Action Awards 22............................................................................................................. Preservation Education Awards 23................................................................................................................................Public Service Award 24......................................................................................................................Special Anniversary Award 24.......................................................................... Young Friends Of The Preservation Alliance Award 25.......................................................................................................................... AIA Philadelphia Awards 26.............................................................................................Grand Jury Award Winners (1994–2017) 29................................................................................................................................... Grand Jury Awards 52............................................................................................................................................. In MemoriamKatherine Dowdell, AIA Program design by Peltz CreativeMaster of Ceremonies Program text by Fabien Communications Video by All Ages Productions 5 Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation

History Preserved Thomas R. Kline’s extraordinary gift that led to the naming of the Drexel University Kline School of Law also resulted in the preservation of a landmark former bank headquarters designed by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer. The building at 12th and Chestnut streets has been returned to its original grandeur and now houses the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy and is a recipient of the Preservation Alliance’s 2018 Preservation Achievement Award. Thank you Tom Kline and the Preservation Alliance for your appreciation, protection and appropriate use of one of Philadelphia’s historic buildings. John Fry President6 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

SponsorsPreservationistBrickstone RealtyAlabaster EB Realty Longwood Gardens IBEW Local 98 PMC Property GroupAIMCO Properties KPMG LLP Post Brothers ApartmentsCore RealtyDrexel UniversityMarble Eastern State Penitentiary Klehr Harrison Harvey Powers & Company Historic Site Branzburg LLP Realen PropertiesAIA Philadelphia Eugene & Deborah Klein and Hoffman Seaquay ArchitecturalAlterra Property Group Lefevre & The Morris L3C Capital Partners MillworkArchitectural Window House Hotel Materials Conservation StradaCorporation Firstrust Bank Co. TD BankCity Center Construction How General Contracting MMPartners University of PennsylvaniaCohen Seglias Pallas Janet and Lew Klein North County W. S. CumbyGreenhall & Furman PC John Milner Architects Conservancy WinnCompaniesCross Properties Keast & Hood Co. O&S AssociatesDomus Construction Keystone Property Group O’Donnell & Naccarato Preservation DesignDranoff Properties Partnership Econsult Solutions INTECH Construction RCJ ConsultingGranite Enhanced Capital Inter-Mission Reading Terminal Market Eustace Engineering International Masonry CorporationA. Roy Smith Fairmount Park Institute Stephen McLaughlinAMC Delancey Group Conservancy J&M Preservation Studio Roofing ConsultantAscent Restoration Floss Barber Inc. JacobsWyper Architects Corp.Associated Builders & Fox Rothschild LLP Joseph Dugan, Inc. Voith & MactavishContractors Eastern Friends of Independence L.F. Driscoll Company ArchitectsPennsylvania General Building Langan VSBA Architects &Atkin Olshin Schade Contractors Association Larsen & Landis PlannersArchitects The Goldenberg Group McDonald Building Window Repairs &Ballinger Graboyes Commercial Company RestorationBecker & Frondorf Window Company Metropolitan Acoustics Wiss, Janney, ElstnerBeneficial Bank Haas Printing Pella Windows & Doors AssociatesBeyer Blinder Belle Hanson Fine Building & PennDesign Graduate Woodcock DesignArchitects & Planners LLP Preservation Program in HistoricCescaphe Event Group Heritage Consulting PreservationCherokee Construction Group Plan B EngineeringClemens Construction IngermanCompanyD’Huy EngineeringDAS Architects Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 7

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Welcome to the 25thAnnual PreservationAchievement AwardsWe live in extraordinary times. Hardly a day goesby without something happening somewhere in theworld that makes us sit up and say, “Wow. I didn’t seethat coming.”You may wake astonished every morning, but here is one thing that will not surprise you.The Preservation Alliance will carry on, sending out a steady drumbeat of the stability,sustainability, and value that historic preservation adds to our quality of life.Tonight, at the 25th anniversary of the Preservation Achievement Awards, we celebratethe extraordinary level of skill and dedication to historic preservation that flourishes in thisregion. Our thanks to all the award winners for your commitment to preservation, to oursponsors who made tonight possible, and to all who chose to spend their evening with us insupport of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.Every old building has a story. These stories have a happy ending.Paul Steinke, Executive Director Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 9

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Keynote Speaker, Stephanie MeeksPresident and Chief Executive Officer,National Trust for Historic PreservationStephanie Meeks has been the president and CEO of the which is close to 100, brings resources and attentionNational Trust for Historic Preservation since July 2010. to historic places that reflect the wide contours of theUnder her leadership, the National Trust has increased its American past.efforts to revitalize communities, save imperiled places,engage new audiences in preservation, and increase the In addition, the National Trust is strategicallyorganization’s impact. repositioning its portfolio of 27 historic sites to achieve new levels of stewardship, interpretation, and financialThe Trust is leading an effort to highlight the critical sustainability. Through this work, the Trust is inventingconnection between older buildings and vibrant new models for these sites, combining commercial andcities, and is spearheading original research, data, non-profit uses to create enhanced visitor experiencestools and on-the-ground solutions to promote the and additional sources of revenue.reuse and reinvestment of older and historic buildingsas the default option in American cities. Through The current work of the National Trust brings a diverseits ReUrbanism initiative, the organization seeks and younger group of Americans into the preservationto transform both the perception and practice of movement, and supports their efforts in theirpreservation, responding to the issues cities face today. communities and across the nation. Through cutting- edge use of social media and public outreach, the TrustWith co-author Kevin Murphy, she has written The Past is well on its way toward its goal of enlisting 1.5 millionand Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving Preservation Allies to its ranks.America’s Communities, published by Island Press inSeptember 2016. Before joining the National Trust, Stephanie served in several senior executive positions, including chiefAlso during her tenure, the National Trust has established operating officer and acting president and chiefa dynamic new program called National Treasures, executive officer, during her 17-year career with Thewhich identifies significant threatened places across Nature Conservancy. She holds a B.A. in English fromthe United States and takes direct action through the University of Colorado and an MBA from Georgepreservation, advocacy, marketing, and fundraising to Washington them. The growing collection of National Treasures, Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 11

Preservation Alliance Board & Staff Board Of Directors John M. Hanson Russell H. Harris, MD Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA, Chair Andrew Hart, Assoc AIA Suzanna E. Barucco, Vice Chair Anthony V. Mannino, Esq. Sally Elk, Vice Chair Kevin Michals Vincent P. Bowes, Treasurer Anthony Naccarato Barbara Kaplan, Secretary Robert Powers Leonidas Addimando Joanne Semeister, Esq. David Brownlee, PhD Robert T. Vance, Jr., Esq. William Cumby, Jr., Leed AP BD+C Janice Woodcock, AIA LEED AP Mark A. Duffy Cheryl L. Gaston, Esq Amy E. Ricci, Director of Preservation Services Caroline Slama, Associate Director, Preservation Staff Services Paul Steinke, Executive Director Susan Matyas, Senior Director of Development & Communications Patrick Grossi, Advocacy DirectorALDEN PARK POWERS & COMPANY HISTORIC PRESERVATION SERVICES Congratulations, 2018 Award Winners! 1315 WALNUT STREET, SUITE 1717, PHILADELPHIA, PA 215.636.0192 • 12 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

IBEW, Local Union #98is proud to support the Preservation AllianceAchievement Awards!! Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 13

Special Recognition AwardWinners (1994–2017)James Biddle Award for lifetime achievement in historic preservation1995 James Biddle 2003 James L Brown, IV 2004 Roger W. 2011 Nicholas L. Gianopulos, PE1996 Rhoda Richards Moss 2012 Richard J. Webster, PhD1997 Charles E. Peterson 2005 John D. Milner, FAIA 2013 John Andrew Gallery1998 Barbara M. and Henry A. Jordan 2006 Mary Carolyn Pitts 2014 Janet S. Klein1999 Henry J. Magaziner, FAIA 2007 Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA 2015 Gail Harrity2000 Penelope Hartshorne Batchelor 2008 Lyle S. Rosenberger 2016 Kurt D. Zwikl2001 Carl Dranoff 2009 Hyman Myers, FAIA 2017 Frank G. Matero2002 David G. De Long 2010 Richard MoePublic Service Award for preservation in the public interest1998 The Honorable Anna C. Verna 2006 Councilman Frank DiCicco 2012 The Athenaeum of Philadelphia1999 Sharon Pinkenson2000 The Honorable John F. Street 2007 [no award] 2013 Preservation Pennsylvania for the 2001 William P. Hankowsky Historic Preservation Incentive Act 2002 Ernesta D. Ballard 2008 Members of the Architectural (PA. State Tax Credit)2003 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Committee of the Philadelphia 2004 Richard Tyler Historical Commission, 1993- 2014 Robert P. Thomas, AIA2005 Greta Greenberger 2008 2015 Aaron Wunsch and Rev. Dr. W. 2009 Nancy Kolb Wilson Goode, Sr. 2010 Councilman Bill Green 2016 Global Philadelphia Association 2011 Scott WildsBoard of Directors Award for exceptional stewardship of historic properties2000 Marriott International, Inc. Historical Society of Tacony, 2010 Fairmount Park Historic Frankford Historical Preservation Trust2001 University of Pennsylvania 2011 Unkefer Brothers Construction Co. Society, Bridesburg Historical 2012 Ruth and Mansfield Bascom2002 The Dream Garden Team: Pew Society 2013 The Union League of Philadelphia Charitable Trusts, 2014 Bryn Athyn Historic District 2004 Keast & Hood 2015 Board of Trustees of Andalusia Pennsylvania Academy of Fine 2016 Oscar Beisert Arts, University of 2005 Partners for Sacred Places 2017 Chestnut Hill Conservancy Pennsylvania, University of the 2006 Pennrose Properties, Inc. Arts, Bryn Mawr 2007 Urban Outfitters, Inc. College, City of Philadelphia 2008 The George Woodward Company 2003 Germantown Historical Society, and the University City Woodward House Corporation Historical Society, Chestnut Hill Historical Society, 2009 Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc.Rhoda and Permar Richards Award for service to the Preservation Alliance1999 Lenore Millhollen 2005 [no award] 2012 Architectural Walking Tour 2000 Bobbye Burke 2006 Paul Steinke volunteer guides2001 Janet S. Klein 2007 Patricia Patterson2002 Randy Cotton 2008 David L. S. Walters 2014 Fairmount Park Historic 2003 Robert J. Shusterman 2009 George Hoessel Preservation Trust2004 William Blades and Michael 2010 [no award] Scholnick 2011 Germantown Friends School 2015 Harry Schwartz 2016 Leonidas Addimando 2017 Katherine A. Dowdell, AIA14 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

Community Action Award for achievement by community organizations2001 Society Hill Civic Association 2007 Concord School House Board of 2011 Callowhill Neighborhood Directors Association Friends of FDR Park Residents of Greenbelt Knoll Township of Delanco, NJ Girard Estates Area Residents Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Nathaniel Guest and the Center City Residents’ Association Pennhurst Memorial and 2008 The Save Ardmore Coalition Preservation Alliance Spring Garden Civic Association The Junior League of Philadelphia; 2012 Friends of Mt. Moriah Cemetery2002 Doo Wop Preservation League Women for the Strawberry Mansion CDC and Montgomery County Conservancy Water Works, a Committee of the Strawberry Mansion NAC Fairmount Park Conservancy2003 The Mill at Anselma Preservation 2013 Friends of the Wissahickon and Education Trust Edward Lawler, Jr. and the Avenging The Ancestors Coalition Nicetown Community The Committee to Save the Development Corporation Sameric 2009 Historical Society of Frankford’s Center for Northeast 2014 Youthbuild Philadelphia Charter 2004 Friends of Historic Chalfont School Philadelphia History2005 Lower Merion Conservancy Holme Circle Civic Association Historic Germantown West Mt Airy Neighbors, West 2015 Viola Street Residents Association Central Germantown Chester County Historic and Sean Solomon Preservation Network Neighbors, Pomona Cherokee Philadelphia Public History Truck Civic Council 2010 Save La Ronda Now!; Lower Merion Conservancy; 2016 Save St. Laurentius2006 Fair Hill Burial Ground Corporation Lower Merion Township; Lower Historical Society of Tacony Society Hill Civic Association Merion Historical Society 2017 Colebrookdale Railroad Friends of Historic Bethlehem Whitemarsh Foundation; Peter Preservation Trust Pike; Springfield and Bonnie Powelton Village Civic Association Township Historical McCausland; Edith R. Dixon and Society; Springfield Township, Ellin Dixon Miller Montgomery CountyPreservation Education Award for public advancement of preservation knowledge2015 Vincent D. Feldman and Paul Dry 2016 Wyck Association 2017 Brandywine Raceway Books, Inc. Rehabilitation Project and book, Commonwealth of From Creek to Tap Pennsylvania Disaster Planning for Historic Properties Initiative, PHMCSpecial Anniversary Recognition Awards2013 50th Anniversary, Society Hill 2015 200th Anniversary, Fairmount 2017 30th Anniversary, Restoration of Towers Water Works the Lit Brothers Building2014 50th Anniversary, Municipal 2016 80th Anniversary, Old York Road Services Building HIstorical Society 50th Anniversary, Rohm and Haas 75th Anniversary, Philadelphia Building History Museum at the Atwater Kent 200th Anniversary, Athenaeum of PhiladelphiaEconomic Impact Awardfor preservation that benefits economic development2016 Avenir Palmer Apartments2017 Ajax Metal Company Plant aka The Filmore Philadelphia Community Futures LabYoung Friends of the Preservation Alliance Awardin recognition of the latest generationof preservation achievement2016 Scout2017 Community Futures Lab Philadelphia City HallGrand Jury Award Winner 2009

The Revitalized Thank you Preservation Alliance for Main Fountain Greater Philadelphia. We’re proud Garden to be a recipient of the 2018 Grand Jury Award. On view through October 28, 2018 In the heart of the16 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018 Brandywine Valley in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Special RecognitionAwardsSpecial Recognition Awards AdvisoryCommitteeThe Preservation Alliance Board of Directors selects the Special Recognition Award recipients with theassistance of the Special Recognition Advisory Committee. Janet S. Klein Suzanna E. Barucco, sbk + partnersCommittee Chair Chair, PA Historic Preservation BoardA. Robert Jaeger, President Bruce Laverty, Gladys Brooks Curator of Partners for Sacred Places Architecture, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia Douglas Mooney, AECOM; Theresa Stuhlman, Historic Preservation andPresident, Philadelphia Archaeology Forum Development, Fairmount Park Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 17

James Biddle Award for lifetime achievement in historic preservationJeffrey A. Cohen, PhDJeff Cohen is a professor and former chair of the histories, photographs, and essays on 18,000 classicGrowth and Structure of Cities Program at Bryn Mawr structures and places in the U.S. He advises theCollege. His reach is international and his knowledge Philadelphia GeoHistory Network, is on the Collectionsunbounded. He has addressed academic and lay Committee of The Athenaeum, and has guided theaudiences in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Dublin, Delft, Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project since itsNanjing, the Netherlands, Portland, Pittsburgh, and founding nearly 20 years ago.Pasadena. He transitions easily from early map-makingto Wilson Eyre to Parisian streetscapes. Not one to shy away from confrontation, Jeff also serves on the Historic Designation Committee of theFirst and foremost, Jeff is a teacher. He expects his Philadelphia Historical Commission. The archives ofstudents to pound the pavement of the city, chins in the Main Line Times report his appearances at planningthe air, studying old soffits. He encourages curiosity, committee meetings, in which his cogent argumentsrewards independent thinking, and celebrates quests. against razing landmark homes have helped to preserve more than a few.Although his subject is often the 19th century, Jeffis very much at the forefront of using 21st centurytools to share information. He helped the Societyof Architectural Historians create the invaluableArchitectural Resource Archive and Image Exchange.He currently serves on the SAH Advisory Committeefor Archipedia, a free, open-access site containing18 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

Rhoda and Permar Richards Award for service to the PreservationAllianceJohn CarrJohn Carr came to Philadelphia nearly thirty years Historic Preservation Trust and John Milner Architectsago, and we haven’t been the same since. Think of before opening Materials Conservation in historic landmark, sculpture, or monument, andchances are that John Carr and his team saved it for us. A beautifully refurbished firehouse in Fishtown servesFacades of the New York Public Library, US Supreme as headquarters and gallery for the firm. NearbyCourt, Monticello, and the Rodin Museum; works by are conservation studios, analytical facilities, andNoguchi, Saint-Gaudens, Calder, and Eakins; the LOVE workshops for preserving objects large and small.statue, Joan of Arc, even Ben Franklin’s headstone, To see this operation is to understand the artisanalhave been restored by this conservation virtuoso. expertise, modern engineering skills, and advanced physics know-how required for the firm’s work.John served on the Board of the Preservation Alliancefor nine years, proving to be a dedicated and creative John has served on the Alumni Board of PennDesign.member. Using his time and amazing connections, he He is a Professional Associate of the Americanworked to strengthen our programming, extend our Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artisticreach, increase our membership, raise sponsorship Works, a member of the Association for Preservationsupport, spark event ideas, and broaden our influence. Technology, and a member of the GSA NationalHe has indeed helped to preserve the Alliance. Register of Peer Professionals.John holds an MS and an Advanced Certificate in The Preservation Alliance expresses our sincereArchitectural Conservation from PennDesign. He gratitude for all John has done for this organization.studied stone conservation in Rome at the InternationalCenter for the Conservation and Preservation ofCultural Property. He worked for the Fairmount Park Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 19

Board Of Directors Award for exceptional Economic Impact Award for preservationstewardship of historic properties that benefits economic developmentNational Trust for Historic Winn CompaniesPreservation | Historic TaxCredit Coalition When the Market Street El was completed in 1907, housing construction boomed in West Philadelphia.The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit was on The distinctive Breslyn House Apartments at 4624-the chopping block during last year’s Congressional 4642 Walnut Street in Philadelphia were constructeddeliberations on the tax overhaul bill. Its loss would for a growing middle-class in 1913. Designed in thehave had a devastating impact on adaptive re-use Beaux-Arts style, the rusticated granite block facades,projects in Philadelphia and across the nation. ornate porticos, and Ionic columns set the apartments apart from Philadelphia’s traditional red brick buildings.A national advocacy effort to preserve the Historic Breslyn is listed on both the Philadelphia and theTax Credit was led by two organizations: the National National Registers.Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic TaxCredit Coalition. They produced a 50-state letter In 2015, Winn Companies began an extensiveof support to Congress; 40,000 letters to individual rehabilitation of the apartments. Each unit wascongresspeople; 3.5 million social media impressions; overhauled with energy-efficient appliances, fixtures,800 visits with congressional leaders; and 228 news and new cabinetry. The stone façade was cleaned andstories that had 480 million media impressions. They repaired. ADA-compliant laundry, community room,organized stakeholders in the real estate development and apartments were created. The addition of ADA-and historic preservation communities, collected and accessible units was an important step in ensuring thatdisseminated data and evidence supporting the value of all Philadelphians can find quality housing, and no smallthe tax credit, crafted messaging and talking points, and feat in an historically-protected walk-up.formulated strategies and tactics. Breslyn House contains sixty affordable apartments in aThese efforts met with success when the Historic mixed-use, walkable neighborhood near public transit.Preservation Tax Credit was retained as part of the In addition to meeting the goals of the City Planningfinal tax package that passed Congress and was signed Commission and the Walnut Hill Neighborhood Plan,into law in December 2017. More than thirty partner this project succeeded in making the community safer,organizations commended their efforts, which impact greener, and more beautiful.every corner of the nation. We rely on this leadership incritical policy battles. The Board of Directors honors theefforts of these two organizations to retain the mostpowerful incentive program for historic preservationthe nation has ever known.20 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

John Andrew Gallery Community Action John Andrew Gallery Community ActionAward for achievement by community Award for achievement by communityorganizations organizationsPenn Knox Neighborhood West Rockhill HistoricalAssociation, Philadelphia, PA Society, Sellersville, PAIn 2016, the Penn Knox Neighborhood Association After a year of dedicated volunteer work, the Westnominated the Germantown Boys & Girls Club building Rockhill Historical Society succeeded in winning ato the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Built National Register designation for the Highland Parkbetween 1898 and 1909, the building was threatened Camp Meeting. The camp meeting is an Americanwith demolition, and in its place, the Boys & Girls Clubs phenomenon, immortalized by Burt Lancaster in Elmerof Philadelphia proposed to build a new facility with a Gantry. Often located in a grove of trees near a river,hockey rink. camps featured a large, open-air tent or pergola with a raised platform. Beginning with quiet prayer and endingThe building was recommended for designation by the with fire & brimstone, traveling ministers preached toHistorical Commission’s Designation Committee, but a the assembled thousands, choirs sang, “Hallelujah!,” andfinal vote by the full Commission was postponed after baptisms, conversions, and convulsions were common.a tense, three-hour meeting last spring in front of astanding-room only crowd. The controversy attracted The Highland Park Camp Meeting tabernacle andcitywide news coverage, including an article in the many of the surrounding cottages were built circaInquirer supporting preservation of the existing building 1895 and have changed very little over time. True toand questioning the wisdom of a hockey rink on a the original charter, Highland Park Camp Meetingnarrow, one-way, residential street. maintains a religious core. The facilities are now used for musical performances, summer camp, andThroughout the lengthy dispute, the Penn Knox an annual camp meeting that is more spiritual thanNeighborhood Association organized numerous sensational. This project has the distinction of beingcommunity meetings, some of them heated and the first National Register designation in a communityemotional. They stood their ground. The hockey rink that dates back to 1740.proposal has since been dropped, and the preservationof the historic building is looking more likely. Whicheverway the vote goes, the Neighborhood Association’stireless advocacy for the preservation of this historicbuilding and historic section of Germantown is anextraordinary achievement. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 21

Preservation Education Award for public Preservation Education Award for publicadvancement of preservation knowledge advancement of preservation knowledgeDotty Brown, author of Margaret Jerrido, archivist forBoathouse Row: Waves of Mother Bethel AME ChurchChange in the Birthplace ofAmerican Rowing While organizing the papers of historic Mother Bethel AME Church at 6th and Lombard, Margaret JerridoBoathouse Row is one of Philadelphia’s signature discovered a hidden treasure. Dusty boxes containedarchitectural sites and a frequently photographed vista. old newspaper advertisements written by freed slavesBut the history of Boathouse Row was known only in who were in Philadelphia seeking their relatives.bits and pieces until former Inquirer editor Dotty Brown Margaret recruited and trained volunteers to transcribepublished her book, Boathouse Row: Waves of Change the ads and input the the Birthplace of American Rowing. “Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery” is the inspiredRemarkably, Dotty’s is the first comprehensive history result of Margaret’s tireless efforts. It is an onlineto be written about Boathouse Row. It conveys the database of classifieds that appeared in newspapersRow’s economic, cultural, and historical significance; around the country after the 1863 Emancipationties to Thomas Eakins, Frank Furness, Edward T. Proclamation. These snapshots from history containStotesbury, and the Kelly Family; and the social changes the names of former slaves, owners, traders, plantationthat swept through as immigrants, women, and locations, and missing relatives. In unemotionalminorities fought for a place on the river. language, the ads convey the deep family ties that endured beyond the Civil War. “Last Seen” is a recordIn celebrating its past, Dotty has exposed Boathouse of all this data and a treasure trove for historians,Row’s uncertain future. As the accumulation of silt on genealogists, and those researching family histories.the river continues unabated, racing and rowing ofany kind is in jeopardy. In talks about the fascinating Formerly an archivist with Temple University Library,history of the Row, Dotty emphasizes the necessity Margaret conducts workshops for amateurs andof convincing a reluctant Army Corps of Engineers to professionals on preserving historic documents. “Lastdredge as they have in the past or find alternative means Seen” is a project of the Department of History atof preserving this iconic sport on the Schuylkill River. Villanova in collaboration with Mother Bethel AME Church. 22 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

Preservation Education Award for public Public Service Award for preservation inadvancement of preservation knowledge the public interestThe King’s Highway Philadelphia ArchaeologicalAssociation for the film ForumThe King’s Highway In 2016, excavation crews working across from theIt was a Lenape Indian hunting trail well before settlers Betsy Ross House discovered the tip of an iceberg. Aand wagons rolled in in the 1600s. William Penn small number of bones, likely from the 18th centurycommissioned the bridge and George Washington burial ground of the former First Baptist Church, wereslept here many times. King’s Highway, now known as discovered and removed. When construction resumed,Frankford Avenue, was part of the network of roads more bodies and coffins were unearthed. Thanks tolinking Charleston and Boston dating back well before coverage by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the developerthe thirteen colonies formed a nation. was pressured to call in a professional archaeology firm. All told, the remains of more than 400 peopleThe brain-child of director and Northeast Philly native were recovered.Jason Sherman, this award-winning documentarychronicles the role that the Great Northeast played in The Philadelphia Archaeology Forum doesn’t wantthe history of the nation. King’s Highway is the oldest to face another close call like this. They have takenroad in Pennsylvania, marked by the oldest surviving the lead in demanding public policy on hidden burialbridge in the country, Pennypack Creek Bridge, which places and cemeteries in Philadelphia by organizingdates to 1693. Through interviews with historians day-long conferences, large public presentations, andand residents, Sherman’s film spotlights exceptional small church conversations. Each October, for the paststructures that are passed unnoticed every day. The thirteen years, the Forum has sponsored a free, publicstories will surprise those who think they know the seminar, “Explore Philly’s Buried Past,” in partnershipNortheast and cause others to take a second look at with Independence National Historical Park, bringingwhat is still standing. together the latest archaeological discoveries in the Philadelphia area.That is the purpose of the film. Many historic locationsin the area have been lost, including all of the colonial Raising the profile of this significant moral, planning,era taverns where revolution was the subject of and policy issue, the Forum developed a Five-Pointhushed debates. Most remaining historic structures are Plan to deal with burial sites and is actively promotingunprotected and endangered. With this film and related it to elected officials and other stakeholders. With theinitiatives, the King’s Highway Foundation is raising substantial assistance of Rutgers-Camden, the Collegeawareness of the vast, disappearing history that is right of New Jersey, and the Mutter Museum, the Forumdown the street. is protecting our past and making it meaningful in today’s world. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 23

Special Anniversary Award on the Young Friends of The Preservationoccasion of the 250th anniversary Alliance Award in recognition of the latest generation of preservation achievementOld Pine Street ChurchThird, Scots and Mariners Kaitlin Pomerantz, On thePresbyterian Threshold (Salvaged Stoops, Philadelphia)During the Revolution, it was called the Church of thePatriots. During the Civil War, it was a reported stop on Marisa Williamson, Sweetthe Underground Railroad. In the 1950s, it was a school Chariot: The Long Journey toand worship space for immigrants of all faiths. Today, Freedom Through TimeOld Pine Street Church serves the homeless, seniors,at-risk children, and many others who need a safe Kaitlin Pomerantz’s On the Threshold (Salvaged Stoops,space and a hot meal, while continuing to host regular Philadelphia) was a monument to a beloved symbolSunday services in the Presbyterian tradition. of neighborhood culture: “the stoop,” as it is known in South Philadelphia. Over a six-month period, sheIn 1768, Robert Smith, one of the most important and collected marble, concrete, and brick from recentlyskilled master builders in colonial America, designed a demolished buildings. In 2017, the stoop materials werered brick Georgian church that fronted 4th Street. The reconstructed as a temporary exhibit using historicalBritish occupied the Church in 1777 and used it as a and traditional masonry techniques. They lined thehospital, then as a stable, burning the pews for warmth. east side of Washington Square Park, creating anBy 1837, the entrance had been shifted to Pine Street. opportunity for sitting, gathering, and reflecting on Philadelphia’s past and its future. The park’s history asA major renovation to accommodate the growing both a public gathering place and unmarked cemeterycongregation was undertaken in 1857. John Fraser, a sparked the idea for the project. partner of Frank Furness and designer of the UnionLeague, created two floor levels, modernized the Sweet Chariot was an interactive video scavengerwindows, and built a grand entrance with a Roman hunt, conceptualized and directed by artist Marisaportico supported by Corinthian columns. Below, a Williamson. Using an image-recognition smartphonesecondary entrance opens to a sanctuary spanning the app and scratch-off map, audiences could uncoverlength of the building. With this renovation, the colonial a series of site-specific videos that revealed hiddenbrick church then nicknamed “Old Buttonwood,” was moments in the African American struggle for freedom.transformed into a grand, neo-classical structure. It is Beginning in Washington Square, the goal was to followthe only pre-Revolutionary Presbyterian structure still “Amelia Brown” on her way home through interactionsstanding in Philadelphia. with historic figures such as Margaret Forten, Octavius Catto, and W.E.B. DuBois. Brown was based on a real Philadelphian whose gravestone was excavated in a former burial ground for Mother Bethel AME Church. Sweet Chariot’s scratch-off map was available at Washington Square and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.24 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

AIA Philadelphia AwardsLandmark Building Award honoring a Henry J. Magaziner Award honoring anstructure of architectural and historical individual or organization that has made asignificance significant contribution to the preservation of the built environment and for whomFirst Bank of the United States building preservation is not a primary missionThe First Bank of the United States was established inthe 1790s when the fledgling nation needed a formal James M. Duffinmethod of managing assets. The National Bank wasconceived by Alexander Hamilton and the charter Jim Duffin has been researching historic buildings andsigned by George Washington when Philadelphia was local history since he was a teenager. The City Archivesstill the capital and America was young and scrappy. of Philadelphia, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, The Athenaeum, and Germantown Historical Society knowThe building, a classical revival structure designed by him well.Samuel Blodget, Jr. with James Windrim and JamesHoban, was completed in 1795. When Congress later A published author, Jim is an expert on early Philadelphiavoted to decommission the bank, Stephan Girard deeds and 18th-century property history. He has plottedbought the building. It was known as Girard Bank for nearly all of Philadelphia’s 1777 parcel configurations, a160 years, until its acquisition by the National Park mighty document that reveals much about the people,Service. Today, it stands as the oldest building in politics, and culture of this turbulent time.America built by the Federal Government. By day, Jim is a senior archivist in the University ofIn recent years, the building has served as little more Pennsylvania’s Archives & Records Center, relied on bythan a storage shed, housing artifacts and building scores of authors, academics, and students to find thematerials. This architectural gem, hiding in plain sight, facts. By night, his boundless knowledge, resourcefulness,should be celebrated for the important role it played in and perseverance serve the preservation community,the history of the United States. At the very least, a new researching and contributing to nominations of buildings toand appropriate use should be found for the building. the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places and appearing at the Historical Commission to support his arguments.While its status as a National Historic Landmark Like his father before him, who dedicated his life tooffers some protection for the First Bank, the chronic providing fair housing for low-income families, Jim is also aunderfunding of the National Park Service causes social activist who is making the world a better place.concern. The AIA Historic Preservation Committeehopes that the 2018 Landmark Building Award will help It is difficult to know how many structures made it ontoshed light on this magnificent structure and aid in its the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places because ofre-invention. Jim’s help, but the numbers are substantial. Among local preservationists, Jim is valued as a critical resource for accurate, detailed information. Graciously and without hesitation, he will help whoever needs it to find the hidden stories that will save another piece of history. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 25

25th Annual Preservation Awards1994 1998 Strafford Railroad Station Oaks Cloister Strawberry Mansion Bridge West Chester Public LibraryThe Awards Luncheon began as a Elfreth’s Alley Association Swarthmore Borough Historic Wharf at Rivertownmodest gathering in 1994. Records Lawnside Historical Society Resources Surveyof Awards given have been lost. Mt. Holly Friends Meeting House 2007If you received one, please let us North Broad Street Station 2003know. Philadelphia High School for the 8th National Bank Building Creative and Performing Arts 207 Lincoln Drive Blue Ball Barn1995 Philadelphia Open House Cassatt House Fairmount Water Works South Sarah Allen Project Chestnut Hill Academy Main Garden and Cliff Path301 Gaskill Street B.M. Somerville Homes Building Christ Church Burial Lemon Hill GazeboOakley Memorial Temple Tabernacle of Faith Ground Ruth and Raymond G. PerelmanBobbye Burke Church of the Gesu Trinity Memorial Church John Bartram’s House BuildingMorris Arboretum Fernery LGBT Center at the Carriage House Second Bank Building of the U.S.Oliver Evans Chapter of the Society 1999 The Phoenix Residence Inn by Union League of Philadelphiaof Industrial Archaeology Marriott Urban Outfitters CorporatePenn’s View Inn and Panorama 2700 Block of Sears Street West Chester Preservation and HeadquartersRestaurant Carl Mackley Apartments Design GuidelinesReading Terminal Train Shed Fairmount Park Historic Preservation 2008Wyck House Trust 2004 Fountain House 1906 Spruce Street1996 Grace Epiphany Church Academy of Music The Ambler Theater Milltown/Hickman Plank House Building #10 Phila. Naval Shipyard The Ayer1902 Mt. Vernon Street Monument to Philanthropy: The City Council Chambers Centennial Cafe at Ohio HouseBrentwood Apartments Design and Building of Girard Dignity III: BOSS Christ ChurchChurch Farm School Property College, 1832-1848 Exhibit Erdman Hall Dormitory Bryn Mawr Cret - Yellin GateMaster Plan North Pemberton Train Station College Custom House CondominiumsConservation Plan and Joint Pine Street Manor Legendary Blue Horizon Johnson HouseConservation Easement Program Walt Whitman House Merchants’ Row Marie Lederer Senior Center(Chestnut Hill Historical Society and Philadelphia Intervention Fund Naval SquareFriends of the Wissahickon) 2000 Suffolk Manor Schuylkill River Heritage Center atLansdowne Railroad Station Sugartown General Store Complex the Phoenixville FoundryLehigh Park Community Center Allen Lane SEPTA Station Thomas MillLocktender’s House on the Irvine Auditorium University of PA Quadrangle College 2009Delaware Canal Japanese House and Garden Roof HousesLogan Hall University of PA Reading Terminal Headhouse 832 Lombard StreetSt. Augustine Steeple The Zane School 2005 Arcadia University Murphy HallStructural Timber Framing and Bryn Mawr Film InstituteTrusses Symposia 2001 B&O Water Street Station Chinatown Friendship Gate Building 26, Phila. Naval Shipyard Crane Stable1997 Chatham Court Apartments Chester County Courthouse Eastern State Penitentiary King of Prussia Inn Delaware Trust Building (Residences SynagogueAbiah Taylor House Loews Philadelphia Hotel at the on Rodney Square) Hargroves HouseConservation of Concrete, Mercer PSFS Building Moland House Hatboro Loftsand Fonthill Museums Paul Peck Alumni Center Drexel The Victor Historic SmithvilleCresheim Cottage University Wagner Free Institute of Science Hoffman StudioFair Hill Burial Ground Ritz Carlton Philadelphia Walnut West Branch of the Free The LippincottFine Old Ladies of Bucks County Rolling Hill Farm Park Cottage Library of Philadelphia Mother Bethel A.M.E. ChurchGardens Collaborative Trolley Car Diner Wanamaker Grand Court Organ Nemours Mansion and GardensMutual Assurance Company The NewportArchives 2002 2006 Philadelphia City HallOffices of Montgomery, McCracken, Philadelphia Museum of ArtWalker & Rhodes Beechwood Estate Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide Philadelphia Rowhouse ManualPerkasie Carousel Mishkan Shalom Congregation Rodeph Shalom Please Touch Museum MemorialPreservation Master Plan for Morris and Sylvia Barrack Hall Coral Street Arts House HallSmithville, Burlington County Park Temple University East Bradford Township Historic Spreter StudioRenewing St. Peter’s–a Historic Newtown Square 1895 Freight Resource Survey Van Amringe BuildingCampaign Station Kate’s PlaceRidgeland Mansion Restoration Phillips Memorial Hall West Chester The Law BuildingRising Sun Baptist Church St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church Mount PleasantRittenhouse Coalition for theRestoration of Sacred Places26 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

Grand Jury Awards (1994-2018)2010 2012 KidZooU West Wing, Penn Museum Nugent Senior Apartments814 Pine Street 1824 Diamond Steet Pearl S. Buck House Trinity ChurchAcademy of Music Ballroom 2307 St. Albans Place Rittenhouse PlazaClarke Residence 431 N. 39th Street Triplex Rittenhouse Square Vesper Boat ClubFleisher Art Memorial Window Project Arch Street United Methodist Church Ruth L. Bennett House & WilsonFranklin Institute - Franklin and Window Memorial Building Victorian ResidenceJordan Hall Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Saylor Grove Guard BoxFriends Center Paul St. Peter’s Church Walnut 32 Parking GarageGermantown White House Curtis Institute of Music Lenfest Hall Union League Lincoln Room(DeshlerMorris House) George A. Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Wissahickon Environmental CenterGirard Estate Warehouses Field 2015Hammers & Pens: Craft a New Nation Independence Hall Tower 2017Kimpton Hotel Palomar Mariposa Food Co-op - Belmont The Arlen Specter Center for PublicLittle Abington Meetinghouse Trust Company Building Service 135-137 N. 3rd StreetMask and Wig Club Medallion Garden PennDOT District Arts, Research, Culture House (ARCH)Music Building University of PA 6-0 Bridge Rehabilitations Catholic Chaplain’s Office at Eastern 841 North American StreetPi Lambda Phi Fraternity House Saint Francis de Sales Church State PenitentiaryRide!Philadelphia Bus Shelter Sign Shane Confectionery Dana and David Dornsife Center for 2404 Spruce Street FacadeSystem Smithville Park Houses Neighborhood Partnerships RestorationRittenhouse Plaza Arch and Gate Termini Brothers Bakery FringeArtsRodin Museum Meudon Monument West Chester University Recitation G. G. Green Building Adams Avenue Bridge over TaconyRose Valley Farm Hall Glen Fern Smokehouse Creek Rehabilitation ProjectSpring Garden Community World Cafe Live at the Queen Theater Icon 1616Revitalization - Phase 2 La Colombe Fishtown Bartram’s Garden: The PreservationSt. Luke and The Epiphany 2013 Maria Hall Fire Restoration of the John Bartram House andStrawbridge & Clothier Department Merrick Hall Re-Creation of the Ann Bartram Carr Angle Smithery Philadelphia Navy Restoration of “Playing Angels” Garden2011 Shipyard Statuary Awbury Arboretum GIS Tree Mapping The Pottery Building The ChestermanThe Baptist Temple/Temple Project Oxford MillsPerforming Arts Center Cabrini College Mansion Sanctuary Lofts East Park Canoe House RehabilitationChrist Church Neighborhood House Frick’s Lock Village SEPTA Wayne Junction StationDelaware County Public History Kimpton Hotel Monaco Torresdale Avenue Storefront Project Eastern LoftsFeasibility Study and Implementation Overbrook School for the Blind Sustainable Future of WashingtonPlan Restoration Crossing Historic Park Master Plan Historic Viaducts of the Media/ElwynFairmount Water Works and Park PennDOT District 6-0 Bridge Webb Farm House Regional Rail LineSculpture Signage Rehabilitation Wharton Street LoftsGreenwood Cemetery House at Rush Pennsylvania State Office Building Interior Architecture Conservation ofFarms Robert Morris Building 2016 the Second Bank of the United StatesThe Jayne House Rodin MuseumLe Meridien Hotel Sacred Heart Oratory Bell Tower 2034 Fairmount Larchwood FlatsMercy Family Center Sakura Centennial Pavilions BelgraviaNorristown Farm Park St. Mark’s Church Lady Chapel Beth Shalom Synagogue Accessibility The Lincoln BuildingOld Mortality Sculptural Group Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Building 18 - Philadelphia NavalOld Town Hall Memorial Shipyard M. Carey Thomas LibraryPhiladelphia Main Post Office United States Custom House Margaret Esherick House RehabilitationPresser Senior Apartments Woodmere Art Museum’s Founder’s Founder’s Hall DoorsRichard Humphreys Hall Gallery Hamilton Mansion Cryptoporticus Academy of Notre Dame de NamurSEPTA Regional Rail Stations Laurel Hill Cemetery Mansion Building Historic RestorationImprovement Project 2014 Manayunk Bridge TrailStenton Avenue Bridge City Hall Portal Gates Park Towne Place Museum DistrictSt. Peter’s Churchyard 33rd and Dauphin Loop Walker Hancock’s “Air” Sculpture ResidencesSt. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Improvements Restoration & Installation on theTrolley Car Café at the Bathey House Ambler Boiler House Schuylkill Pennovation CenterWagner Free Institute of Science Andrew Wyeth Studio Rutgers University Writers HouseWarden’s House The Annex at the Touraine St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of PlayArts Chemical Heritage Foundation Germantown The Fountain of the Sea Horses Queen Memorial Building Glassboro Train Station Rehabilitation of the Century-Old Furness Bridge Stone Arch Bridges Restoration The Versailles Vincent G. King Mid-Century House Renovation Walnut Lane Bridge over Wissahickon Creek Rehabilitation Project Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 27

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Grand Jury AwardsThe Colonial Theatre’s Bank Alden Park on the Arts BuildingJohn James Audubon Center at Mill Grove Letitia House Lural L. Blevins Veterans Center at HELP Philadelphia VPegasus Statuary Maple Mount Vernon Apartments Divine Lorraine Hotel AF Bornot DyeWorks Lofts The Sterling Apartment Homes 16 Bayada Headquarters at Hill College House the John Buzby HouseThe Hamilton Mansion and Stable The Steele Building Gothic Revival Chapel Residence Aloft Philadelphia Downtown The Baum Building William Penn StatueMount Moriah Cemetery Gatehouse Kline Institute of Trial AdvocacyLongwood Gardens Main Fountain Garden

Grand Jury MembersMichael J. Mills, FAIA, Jury Chair Daniel R. Brenna Jr Mills + Schnoering Architects Ajax ManagementSara Jane Elk Dorothy P. Guzzo David S. Patterson, AIA Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Japanese Tea House Grand Jury Award Winner 200030 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

1626-44 Fairmount Avenue & 647 North 17th Street,PhiladelphiaAF Bornot Dye WorksLoftsMMPARTNERS, LLCAxis Construction; Cope Linder; Fox Rothschild; Heritage ConsultingGroup; PNC Historic Tax Credit Investment Group; RCJ Consulting;Architectural Window CorporationDesigned in 1901 by the architecture firm of Baker & Dallett, an offshootof Furness, Evans & Co., this 50,000 square-foot series of industrialbuildings was built for the AF Bornot Brothers Dye Works Company. Thebuilding housed the headquarters as well as the industrial operations ofthe Dye Works and featured lofty ceilings, heavy timber beams, and highwindow openings.When MMPartners acquired it, these buildings had been vacant forfifteen years and were in an advanced state of deterioration. Creativity,crowdfunding, and an engaged community development corporationworked wonders. Where silk and cashmere were once meticulouslycleaned and dyed, seventeen loft-style apartments, two for-saletownhouses, underground parking, and five businesses now thrive alongthe Fairmount Avenue corridor. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 31

5500 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia Alden Park L3C CAPITAL Ascent Restoration; Barton Partners; Briarwood Construction; Graboyes Commercial Window Company; Powers and Company; Village Green Designed in the English Renaissance Revival style by architect Edwyn Rorke of Kenneth M. DeVos & Co. and constructed between 1923 and 1928, Alden Park was ground-breaking in a city characterized by single- family home ownership. Developers chose a verdant hill-top location and built six residential towers, lush gardens, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and other amenities to attract tenants. But, time took its toll. When L3C Capital bought it in 2015, Alden Park was severely deteriorated and more than 100 units were uninhabitable. The developer restored the property to its former grandeur, fully rehabilitating the 775 apartments and repairing the facades of the historic towers. The most challenging aspect was the full replacement of 7000 deteriorated casement windows with thermally-efficient units to match the originals. The historic integrity of this landmark property and the designer’s intent as a lush escape from crowded urban living have been fully maintained.32 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

101 North Broad Street, PhiladelphiaAloft PhiladelphiaDowntownURBAN PHILADELPHIA LIBERTY BUILDING, LLCBlackney Hayes Architects; Bala Engineering; Capitol One; GilbaneBuilding Company; Harman Group; HRI Properties; Lighting DesignCollaborative; Metropolitan Acoustics; Powers and Company; RealenProperties; Stonehill Taylor; The Reinvestment FundThe Liberty Title & Trust Building was designed by New York architectsDennison and Hirons in 1924. At 21 stories, it fuses a late-Beaux Artsstyle with a New York Art Deco skyscraper set-back form. With 30-foot windows on the first-floor retail space, the building also housed abasement vault, a grand second floor lobby, and office spaces above.Vacant since the late 1990s, this striking building is now a magnificenthotel with amenities that accentuate its historic character. Art deco detailsare immediately evident inside the front doors, where the soaring ceilingand monumental windows flood the lobby with light. Existing marbleflooring, hidden under vinyl tile, was cleaned and repaired; cornices,capitals, and ceiling coffers were reconstructed; and the original skylightwas rebuilt, re-glazed, and backlit to restore its presence in the space. Allnew building systems were installed and modern energy codes were metor exceeded by the new design. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 33

106-114 South 11th Street, Philadelphia The Baum Building BRICKSTONE Brickstone Realty; City Center Construction; Cooke Brown Structural Engineers; DiGenova Associates; SgRA; Urban Technology; Architectural Window Corporation Philadelphia was once home to 85 Horn & Hardart automat restaurants, so it comes as no surprise that an Automat was also once located in the Baum Building at 11th and Chestnut. The location was even better known as Center City’s best shop for dancewear and costumes. Baum’s operated a thriving retail, wholesale, and manufacturing business here for 75 years. Vacant after Baum’s moved to East Passyunk, this row of 19th century buildings has been substantially redressed. Original brickwork was cleaned and repointed; star bolts were added to stabilize bowing on upper floors; derelict upper floors were transformed into twelve luxurious apartments; new storefront openings were created; and all windows were replaced with custom wood windows. The Baum Building is part of the larger story of the modernization and adaptation of Philadelphia landmarks as the City’s commercial identity continues to evolve.34 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

One West Main Street, Moorestown, New JerseyBayada Headquartersat the John BuzbyHouseBAYADA HOME HEALTH CAREDaedalus Projects; Historic Building Architects; KSI Professional Engineers;Neil K. Johnson; R. Craig Lord Construction Company; WMG HistoricRestorationJohn Buzby, Moorestown’s eminent man of letters and owner of thetown’s general store, built this Italianate, wood-frame dwelling in 1858.Historic documentation shows that the footprint is largely unchangedsince that time, despite the building’s evolution from home to hotel tobeauty parlor to real estate office.Struck by its grandeur, Mark Baiada bought the Buzby House in 2015.He brought in master craftsmen to rehabilitate the interior, meticulouslyrestoring and preserving interior features like inlaid wood floors, plastercornices and medallions, staircase trim, and marble fireplace mantels.Historically appropriate furnishings and fixtures, William Morris wallpapers,and Victorian tile were imported from England. The aging structure hasbeen remade into a warm and well-appointed headquarters for BayadaHome Health Care. The process was so sensitive and the result sorespectful, the Moorestown Historical Society allowed a valuable portraitof John Buzby to be hung in the building on permanent loan. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 35

225-227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania The Colonial Theatre’s Bank on the Arts Building ASSOCIATION FOR THE COLONIAL THEATRE Carnevale Eustis Architects; Caldwell Heckles & Egan Construction; Applied Video Technology; Cosler Theatre Design; Marshall-KMK Acoustics; Malvern Federal Bank; Structural Design Associates; Urban Technology When a 1903 vaudeville theatre is connected to a 1925 Greek revival bank building, magic happens. Featured in the cult classic movie, The Blob, Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre has been a haven for fans of indie films and live concerts since the Association for the Colonial Theatre began renovations in 1999. In dramatic contrast, the adjacent National Bank of Phoenixville was solemn, impenetrable, and vacant—at least until the Association broke through the fourth wall. A successful fundraising campaign allowed the theatre to purchase and expand into the adjacent bank. The Association refurbished the lobby, restored the large skylight, added two theaters, and created an events space with an outdoor terrace. The bank vault became a dressing room with behind-the-scenes access to the 1903 stage. Revenues and attendance have doubled in the year since the project was completed, proving it to be a runaway hit for the Association and the town of Phoenixville.36 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

669 North Broad Street, PhiladelphiaDivine LorraineHotelEB REALTY MANAGEMENT CORPORATIONAlesker & Dundon Architects; Bohler Engineering; Culbertson Restoration;David Chou and Associates; Domus; Enhanced Capital; Margi Tierney;Powers and Company; Procida Funding & Advisors; Richard W. Sauder,AIA; Seaquay Architectural MillworkIn the early 1890s, North Broad Street was an enclave for the wealthy.Many of the city’s industrial elite lived in the luxurious Lorraine Apartments.Designed by Willis G. Hale, who was often compared with Frank Furness,the Late Victorian confection was one of the earliest high-rises in the city.In 1900, it became the Lorraine Hotel; in 1948 the International PeaceMovement under Father Divine bought it to serve as mission headquartersand Philadelphia’s first major, racially-integrated hotel.The Divine Lorraine was a beacon 70 years ago; with this renovation itwill be again. The project involved cleaning and repairing the exteriormasonry and installing historically appropriate wood windows and doorsthroughout. The restoration of marble and plaster finishes in the mainlobby became the centerpiece of the project. On the second throughtenth floors, over 100 new apartments were created. Capping the projectis a newly restored neon sign on the roof. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 37

Philadelphia Gothic Revival Chapel Residence PRIVATE OWNER John Milner Architects; Cherokee Construction Co.; Alderson Engineering; Crowell Lighting Design; Larsen & Landis Structural Engineers Built between 1876 and 1880, this Gothic Revival chapel was designed by James Peacock Sims while in partnership with Wilson Eyre. After Sims’ death, the chapel was expanded in 1892 according to the designs of Frank Furness. Set discreetly in the context of mid-19th-century rowhouses, the scale and rhythm of the façade complements its neighbors and presents a subtle surprise within the traditional streetscape. While preserving the building’s distinctive architectural character, the project team converted the chapel to a single-family home with all the comforts of contemporary living, safety, and efficiency standards. The nave was reimagined to create areas for dining and entertaining under a breathtaking cathedral ceiling. Although the organ was removed, painted organ pipes were restored and reinstalled. The chancel became a two- level library, partially screened from the nave by a two-sided gas fireplace. While not serving its original function, the chapel’s solemn grandeur endures in harmony with the neighborhood.38 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

4000 Woodland Avenue, PhiladelphiaThe HamiltonMansion and StableTHE WOODLANDSAtelier O’Ryan; Building Conservation Associates; Curran Painting;Fairmount Park Conservancy; Masonry Preservation Group; Mark B.Thompson Associates; McKee’s Siding; Pinnacle ScaffoldingThe Woodlands is a 54-acre, park-like estate in West Philadelphia that washome to William Hamilton, an 18th-century botanist. Built between 1786and 1789, the neoclassical Hamilton Mansion is a preeminent exampleof early genteel life with settings for formal and informal entertaining,displays of art, and high style day-to-day living. Thomas Jeffersonheralded the Hamilton Mansion as America’s most architecturallysophisticated residence. Even the stable was noteworthy enough to bementioned in early histories.In the past twenty years, several projects have repaired the damagefrom neglect. The most recent is the exterior restoration of the mansionand the stable. Windows, iron railings, decorative carvings, capitals,and cornices were restored; marble pavers were conserved; and stoneand stucco elements were repointed. Early photographs of the stableled to the reinsertion of Palladian windows and louvered shutters. Therestoration enabled enhanced public programming and spurred fundingfor additional projects. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 39

3333 Walnut Street, Philadelphia Hill College House UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AHA; Becker & Frondorf; Dan Lepore & Sons Company; Edwards & Company; Floss Barber; INTECH Construction; Keast & Hood; The Lighting Practice; Mills + Schnoering Architects; Keystone Preservation Group; OLIN; Pennoni; Ricca Design Studios; Metropolitan Acoustics Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1958 and constructed in 1960, Hill College House is an internationally recognized architectural landmark on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Originally a women’s dormitory, the building’s entry features an allegorical bridge over an ivy filled moat. The living spaces—including five floors of double bedrooms— accommodate 500 students. Student lounges and seminar rooms are built around a vast central atrium that overlooks a dining area on the lower level. This extensive renovation addressed the maintenance and system upgrades needed for a modern residence hall. Lighting was dramatically enhanced throughout the building. All bedrooms and common spaces were upgraded, air conditioning was installed, and the central kitchen and dining areas were expanded and modernized. The building’s masonry envelope was repointed and new windows and roof were installed. Hill’s distinctive mid-century style has been restored with a host of new amenities for 21st century students.40 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PennsylvaniaJohn JamesAudubon Center atMill GroveMONTGOMERY COUNTY DIVISION OF PARKS, TRAILS & HISTORICSITESSMP Architects; Bruce E. Brooks & Associates; AJM Electric; Becker &Frondorf; Building Conservation Associates; CVM Next; Heritage DesignCollaborative; John DiRosato Plumbing & Heating; Murphy QuigleyCompany; National Audubon Society; WMG Historic RestorationIn 1803, the 17-year-old John James Audubon fled France for Americato avoid being drafted into Napoleon’s army. Mill Grove, one of severalproperties that the family owned, became his first home in the U.S. Hisfather wanted him to mine the land for lead to make bullets; Audubonhad other ideas. He became enamored with the area’s natural beauty anddevoted himself to tracking and documenting wildlife.The most challenging aspect of the renovation was removing earliermodifications without damaging historic fabric. The project includedrepairing stone retaining walls, reconstructing chimneys, repairing theportico, and inserting new electrical, fire alarm, and lighting upgrades.The rustic character of the barn was maintained while adding a new roof,historic windows, energy-efficient lighting, and upgraded HVAC. Theproject created gallery, programming, and amenity spaces with a touch assensitive and meticulous as Audubon’s ornithological paintings. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 41

1200 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy DREXEL UNIVERSITY Tackett and Company; Aegis Property Group; Bittenbender Construction; Keast & Hood; Powers and Company; Thomas R. Kline School of Law; U3 Advisors Horace Trumbauer’s 1918 Beneficial Savings Fund Society at 12th and Chestnut had a single, mild-mannered occupant for its first century. The building is located in the historic commercial corridor of Center City, with neighboring structures by William Strickland, James Windrim, and Frank Furness. Built of granite with large columns flanking the entrance, this neoclassical building was added to the National Register in 1984. Now it is home to Drexel University’s Kline Institute for Trial Advocacy. The beautifully renovated Main Hall flows into a new ceremonial courtroom located on the mezzanine. Marble floors and finishes, coffered ceiling, pendant chandeliers, and multi-story windows have been restored, along with the original board room and massive board table and chairs. The building includes practice courtrooms as well as faculty offices. The need for quiet courtrooms challenged the design team to think outside of the vault. Three-story glass curtain walls and electronic switchable glass were among the creative solutions.42 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

3401 West Girard Avenue, PhiladelphiaLetitia HouseCITY OF PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATIONMark B. Thompson Architects; Pannulla Construction; Adam Montalbano,Moto Designshop; Centennial Parkside CDC; Fairmount ParkConservancy; Well Built RemodelersLetitia House has had a checkered past. It was built in 1715 as a workingclass dwelling in Old City, then moved to Fairmount Park in the patrioticfervor following the Centennial Exhibition of 1876. Once thought to be thehome of William Penn’s daughter Letitia, truth and time took their toll onthe little house. While it was never actually occupied by Letitia Penn, it isnotably among the oldest surviving structures in the region.In 2013, Philadelphia Parks & Rec began a rehab process that made thebuilding accessible, warm, and energy-efficient. Exterior lighting and asecurity system were installed; and the roof, windows, and doors werereplaced. Committed to reactivating an underutilized section of FairmountPark, Centennial Parkside CDC signed a lease for Letitia. The additionalinvestment allowed the rehabilitation to be completed. CentennialParkside now has a home and a beautifully restored 18th century buildinghas a caring community. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 43

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania Longwood Gardens Main Fountain Garden LONGWOOD GARDENS Beyer Blinder Belle, Architects; Fluidity Fountain Design; Integrated Conservation Resources; Jaffe Holden Acoustics; Keast & Hood; L’Observatoire; Pentagram; Stephen McLaughlin Roofing; Urban Engineers; West 8 Landscape; Bancroft Construction Co.; Joseph Rizzo & Sons; Dan Lepore & Sons; Stonescapes, Inc.; Materials Conservation Co.; B.R. Kreider & Sons The water gardens of Villa D’Este in Tivoli, Italy captured the imagination of Pierre S. du Pont, philanthropist and heir to the Dupont de Nemours fortune. From the time he acquired the Kennett Square estate in 1906 until his death in 1954, du Pont worked to recreate the Italian oasis. The Main Fountain Garden was the grandest of his inspirations. A marriage of serenity and spectacle, the Garden combines loggias, arcades, and sculpture with advanced lighting features and water theatrics, all set within five acres of horticultural fecundity. Subject to mechanical problems and aging infrastructure, the 80-year- old fountain underwent a multi-year, $90 million rehabilitation. Five thousand pieces of ornamental limestone were cleaned and repaired by stone carvers from around the world. Underground pump rooms were installed to service miles of pipes. The revived, five-acre garden increases the number of fountains from 380 to 1,719 and incorporates LED lights that bring colors unknown to the old show—along with bursts of water propelled by compressed air and flames of propane gas that flare atop columns of water. Most importantly, the project made the Garden even more accessible to an adoring public.44 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

845 North 12th Street, PhiladelphiaLural L. BlevinsVeterans Center atHELP Philadelphia VHELP USADomus Construction; Kramer + Marks Architects; LISC; EustaceEngineering; Federal Home Loan Bank; Heritage Consulting Group; HomeDepot; National Equity Fund; Poppel Law; PHFA; TD BankThe rehabilitation of this 1928 Art Deco school building has savedan historic landmark and enriched the West Poplar communityimmeasurably. Named for a North Philly soldier who perished in Vietnam,the building now provides clean, affordable apartments for veterans andseniors. With high ceilings, expansive windows, and better accessibility,this school has found a new and vital purpose.Vacant for thirty years, the building required new windows, cleaning andrepointing of brick, and extensive wall repairs. Although the structure wassound, the transition to a residence required the insertion of an elevator,trash chute, and handicap accessibility. The ingenuity of the design teamresulted in successful strategies that were also cost-saving. This is oneof 100 school buildings in Philadelphia that were designed by the tirelessIrwin T. Catharine, for 20 years the chief draftsman of the School Board.As an architect, he has more buildings standing in Philadelphia today thanFurness, Trumbauer, Chandler, and Kahn combined. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 45

1701, 1702, 1704, 1706, 1710, 1711, 1713, 1721, 1725, 1736, 1738, and 1740 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia Maple Mount Vernon Apartments INGERMAN Haley Donovan Architecture; MMV Associates; Citibank; The Maple Corporation; Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency; Powers & Company; Architectural Window Corporation; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Wells Fargo Community Lending & Investment Now known as the Willows at Mount Vernon, this project restored twelve, 19th-century rowhomes in the Spring Garden Historic District to their former glory. When converted to affordable housing in the 1970s, nearly all the Greek Revival and Italianate facades of these buildings were painted and window openings reduced. The recent renovation included new finishes and fixtures, restoring the windows to their original size and removing the paint from the facades. Cornices and marble features on stoops and door surrounds were repaired or recreated. The twelve properties now fully convey their 19th-century character on the outside, while providing comfortable affordable units inside. All work was approved by the PA State Historic Preservation Office, National Park Service, and Philadelphia Historical Commission. This sensitive rehabilitation has preserved a large portion of an historic urban streetscape and helped to maintain a healthy mix of income levels in the Spring Garden neighborhood.46 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

1801 Cemetery Avenue, PhiladelphiaMount MoriahCemetery GatehouseMMCAWiss, Janney, Elstner Associates; DJS Associates; Friends of Mount MoriahCemetery; Mount Moriah Cemetery Preservation Corporation; S&S QualityServices; University of Pennsylvania School of DesignDesigned by architect Stephen Decatur Button in 1855, this Romanesquegatehouse was built for Mount Moriah Cemetery, an historic burial groundalong Cobbs Creek in southwest Philadelphia. Over 80,000 people areinterred at the Cemetery, including thousands of veterans dating backto the Revolution, and—allegedly—Betsy Ross. The sandstone-cladgatehouse is located on a hilltop at the southern corner of the 160-acresite.Battered by weather exposure and damaged by vandals, the gatehousehad been at risk of collapsing for some time when the preservationteam was assembled. To avoid disturbing grave sites, the structuralengineers used reversible interventions—such as concrete barriersinstead of foundations—to stabilize the gatehouse. Due to the generosityof graduate student volunteers, pro bono design professionals, a localcontractor, and crowdfunding, the Gatehouse still stands. The “protectionin place” approach has helped to reduce the risk of further loss of historicfabric until permanent restoration can be realized. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 47

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Pegasus Statuary City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Materials Conservation Co.; J&M Preservation Studio; Thomas C. Faranda, Structural Engineer The bronze Pegasus sculptures are among the few remaining landmarks from the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. They were originally commissioned for the Imperial Opera House in Vienna, but the Austrian government thought the sculptures were out of scale with the building. Philadelphia philanthropist Robert Gratz purchased the works and shipped them home. They have graced Memorial Hall for 140 years. When a crack appeared in one of the horse’s legs and a borescopic assessment showed that structural bolts were extremely corroded, the gods of conservation were summoned. The project began with laser scanning to generate 3D images. Conservators took the sculptures apart piece by piece to clean and repair. A restoration strategy was devised to recreate the corroded infrastructure and painstakingly reassemble the sculptures. The restoration and stabilization of these massive works of art was a feat of highly complex conservation work that safeguarded the public and ensures the statues’ continued flight in Fairmount Park.48 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

15 South 11th Street, PhiladelphiaThe Steele BuildingBrickstone RealtyDAS Architects; Clemens Construction; Graboyes Commercial WindowCompanyIn 1912, Steele & Sons designed and constructed this building for Horn &Hardart. Among the most successful Philadelphia enterprises in the early20th century, Horn & Hardart Automats served food, vending machine style,in an egalitarian, cafeteria-like atmosphere. The Automat’s large storefrontwindows featured beautiful stained-glass transoms, and the higher floorsrecalled an Italian palazzo, complete with decorated friezes and animpressive overhanging cornice.Virtually empty for decades, the building had fallen into disrepair by theturn of the 21st century. This project was a core and shell renovation withspecial attention to the facade. Masonry was repointed, capitals and terracotta tiles were repaired or remolded, and windows were repaired andreplaced with high-performance glass. All internal building systems werereplaced and new elevators installed. The building now houses four floorsof loft style office space for creative tech companies and entrepreneurs,and the former Automat is now a HoneyGrow, the latest trend in fast food. Celebrating 25 Years of Historic Preservation 49

1815 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia The Sterling Apartment Homes AIMCO Barton Partners; Bohler Engineering; The Dezzi Group; Heritage Consulting Group; HPE Group; Hunter Roberts Construction Group In the 1950s, Edmund Bacon and a generation of architects, planners, and activists endeavored to turn a then-gloomy Center City into a vibrant urban center where people both lived and worked. The Sterling, originally called Penn Towers, embodied that plan. The 30-story apartment building was designed by Samuel Oshiver and constructed between 1959 and 1961. Oshiver’s steel frame structure was clad in a brick curtain wall with bold colors and strong architectural forms; most notable was the retail arcade in dark green marble. Updating this mid-century mega-structure involved cleaning and repairing the arcade, updating the office floors, and refurbishing 535 apartments with modern fixtures and finishes while retaining the overall mid-century aesthetic. The rooftop, which was special in its day, is now jaw-dropping, with a renovated pool, cabanas, fitness center, and one of the best views in Philadelphia.50 Preservation Achievement Awards 2018

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