Category Archives: historic preservation

UPDATE: The Hotel Plaza in Camden is coming down

In November of 2010 I wrote a post about this great hotel in Camden, The Hotel Plaza.  Even the name is great, it’s like when you add the noun before the name somehow it sounds fancier. Seriously, The Hotel Plaza vs. … Continue reading

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Obligatory Divine Lorraine Post

If you live in Philly, you know the Divine Lorraine.  It’s that amazing architectural relic at the intersection on Broad and Fairmount that has, sadly enough,  been in a steady state of disrepair since the early 2000’s. This is the … Continue reading

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The Hale Building 1326-1328 Chestnut Street

Oh my gosh, I knew it had been a long time but I had no idea how long it had been.  My apologies to my five readers. But as a reward for your patience my next two buildings are amazing. … Continue reading

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Proctor’s Theater- Troy, NY

Proctor’s Marquee- Troy, N.Y. 11.20.10 ©sbethy So exciting- the first post submitted by a reader!  That’s right, I have readers!  So for all you Capital District readers, this isn’t the Proctor’s in Schenectady, that one is alive and well.  Here … Continue reading

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SS United States Conservancy Philadelphia Fundraiser

As I work on the newest entry… it’ll be a good one I promise… the first building submitted by a reader… here’s some action you can take if you’re in the Philadelphia area.  A group I recently became involved with, … Continue reading

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The Hotel Plaza

OK, this place is amazing.  Located in Camden, I first saw it coming home from a Riversharks game and I was immediately intrigued.  Let’s start by saying you probably know Camden (if at all) for it’s pretty bad reputation.  It has … Continue reading

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The Westmont Theater- aka ‘The Grand Old Lady’

So here it is the official inaugural post! I’m so excited but still getting used to wordpress so bear with me.  I’m a perfectionist and can’t seem to do everything I’d like so if anyone has any tips, I’m listening, just shoot … Continue reading

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