When Baptists brought modern architecture to King of Prussia

The shape of the American Baptist Convention, as the offices were originally known, grew out the denomination's philosophical commitment to local autonomy.

What the triumphant return of Philly’s former Metropolitan Opera House means for North Broad Street | Inga Saffron

The history of the elegant opera house tracks the rise, decline, and rise again, of North Philadelphia.

What the triumphant return of Philly’s former Metropolitan Opera House means for North Broad Street | Inga Saffron

The history of the elegant opera house tracks the rise, decline, and rise again, of North Philadelphia.

Does Philadelphia need another building for contemporary art?

Philadelphia Contemporary selects an architecture firm to design a permanent home just a few blocks from the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Does Philadelphia need another building for contemporary art?

Philadelphia Contemporary selects an architecture firm to design a permanent home just a few blocks from the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Whitemarsh approves townhouses on historic Underground Railroad site

Historians and preservationists are concerned about the future of a site that played a crucial role in African American history.

Whitemarsh approves townhouses on historic Underground Railroad site

Historians and preservationists are concerned about the future of a site that played a crucial role in African American history.
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In suburbs, Pa.'s anti-slavery history is under threat

This week's zoning decision from the Whitemarsh Township supervisors could have national implications.

It’s not just affordable housing that’s in short supply in Philly. So is middle class housing. | Inga Saffron

A new Philadelphia housing report offers ideas to increase housing construction for all income groups.

A miniature Spanish hacienda in the middle of Rittenhouse Square

The former Rittenhouse Coffee Shop was created in a 1923 remodeling of an ordinary brick rowhouse.

Philadelphia’s glass skyline is killing birds. A new Fairmount Park building has a solution.

Tall, glass skyscrapers and migrating birds are a deadly mix. Architects designing the Discovery Center in Philadelphia came up with a design so bird-friendly that it includes nesting boxes.

Trolleys in the garden: New landscape and cafe transform bleak West Philly junction

The 40th Street Trolley Portal finally feels like part of the Spruce Hill neighborhood again.

Affordable-housing developers struggle to stay one step ahead of gentrification in Philly

Two high-end developers create a sideline to provide islands of affordability in Philadelphia's fast-changing neighborhoods.

Robert Venturi, 93, Philadelphia architect who led the rebellion against modernism

Robert Venturi, 93, a Philadelphia architect who radically altered the way the profession thinks about modernism, history, popular culture, neon signs, and roadside architecture, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, at his West Mount Airy home. He had been suffering from complications of Alzheimer's disease and was in hospice care, according to a family spokeswoman.

Dilworth Park's new public sculpture is made of mist and light

Four years after Dilworth Park reopened, the space finally has its public art.

A Buddhist temple embedded in a synagogue tells the story of South Philly immigration

Cambodian Buddhist temples have burrowed into the remains of the neighborhood's Christian and Jewish past.

Old City park is great for dogs. People, not so much.

Why does the National Park Service defend a design that keeps people from using neighborhood's main green space?

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