Because Philadelphia is such an old town, there are endless contenders for historic preservation. Each year the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia releases its annual list of Endangered Properties; this year's list is coming out in December. In advance of that list, which will feature all new (old) selections, we present our own picks for the city's top 10 historic sites or properties that we should do everything in our power—short of homicide, probably—to save.
Some of these picks may already have historic designation or owners, but that doesn't mean we can forget about them. Resources are scarce for some sites; others are owned by developers who may or may not respect the historical imperative. When the Alliance releases its list, we'll update this one with those choices. Until then, we await your contributions!Read More