Category Archives: preservation

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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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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New York Smallpox Hospital- aka ‘Renwick Ruin’

Ok, now this is my favorite kind of site. Maybe because it’s spooky or maybe because it’s in NYC all I can say is that in general, I love architectural ruins. I traveled up and down the FDR along the East River … Continue reading

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