We're quite an historic town. And we're on our way to make it a little more official. The Philadelphia Historical Commission's committee on historic designation has voted seven more properties to be added to the official registry.
Here's the rundown of buildings on the list to not get rundown:
· Edward Corner building, at the corner of Delaware Avenue (pictured above)
· a Frank Furness-designed house at the corner of York and Sepviva in Fishtown
and Shackamaxon Street in Fishtown (currently owned by developer Michael Samschick)
· the rectory at St. Alban's church in Roxborough
· Lancaster Mews, an intact row of brick houses with storefronts at 36th Street and Lancaster Ave. in Powelton Village
· Byberry Cemetery, an African-American cemetery in Northeast Philadelphia,
· a portion of Satterlee Heights, a late-19th Century development at 43rd and Osage in West Philadelphia.
· First African Baptist Church, at 16th and Christian streets
The Historical Commission will consider these nominations at its meeting in October.