University City Historical Society

University City Row Houses. Photo by Joseph Minardi © 2010.

September 2017

  • Celebrate our 50th! Celebration dinner at the Restaurant School: November 10, 6:30pm, 4207 Walnut Street. Featuring guest speaker John L. Puckett, co-author of Becoming Penn: The Pragmatic American University,1950–2000.
  • Recommended Reading: Sesqui! Greed, Graft, and the Forgotten World's Fair of 1926.
  • From Our Archives: Decade of the 2000s
  • Profiles in Architecture: Helena A. Lukens (1881 – 1979), one of few female architects working in Philadelphia before WW2.
  • Worthy of Preservation: PA Industrial Home for the Blind
  • UCity Then & Now: Northeast corner of 49th Street & Baltimore (c. 1907 & 2017), shows Queen Anne homes in different styles.
  • Ask the Experts: Saving the Varnish.
  • Window Talk, a Glossary: "Meeting Rails" to "Pediment."
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July 2017

  • Celebrate our 50th! Celebration dinner at the Restaurant School in November (details to come).
  • New Board Member. UCHS welcomes Justin McDaniel to our Board of Governors. Justin is a professor of Religious Studies at Penn. In 2016 he successfully nominated The 420 Row to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
  • Summer Intern. UCHS welcomes Anne K. Albert as 2017 Summer Intern. Anne is completing a Master's degree in Historic Preservation at Penn and will work with UCHS to write nominations for historic properties within University City.
  • Flashback 1980s: The Breslyn Apartments added to both Philadelphia and National Register of Historic Places in November 1982.
  • Feature: University City's Queen Anne Homes
  • Recommended Reading: Historic Architecture in W Philadelphia, 1789 – 1930s.
  • UCity Then & Now: East side of 48th Street, North of Baltimore (c. 1908 & 2017), shows Queen Anne homes in different styles.
  • Profiles in Architecture: Anderson & Haupt (fl. 1909 – 1914), a partnership primarily concerned with big projects, such as movie theaters and factories, but also designed homes in W Philadelphia and elsewhere in the city.
  • Window Talk, a Glossary: "Lancet Window" to "Lunette."
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May 2017

  • Historical Commission Plaque at Lombard Central Presybterian, fmr Quaker Meeting House by Addison Hutton in 1873.
  • Mayor's Task Force on Historic Preservation.
  • Advocacy Group Update: possible Preservation PAC.
  • Celebrate Our 50th from our archives 1977 & 1978.
  • Thanks to Fran Byers for sharing early Cedar Park photos.
  • Flashback 1980s: The Quad, Collegiate Gothic Style.
  • Twaddell Mansion at 46th & Baltimore, demolished a century ago.
  • Recommended Reading: The Victorian House in America by John Mass.
  • UCity Then & Now: Kelly Writers House, a Victorian Gothic by architect Samuel Sloan.
  • Profiles in Architecture: William K. Watson (c. 1904 – 1911), little-known architect in W Philadelphia.
  • Ask the Experts: Spackling Solutions.
  • Window Talk, a Glossary: "Gothic-head Window" to "Label Stop."
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March 2017

  • From Our Archives: UCHS launched on Nov 4, 1967.
  • Flashback 1970s: Victorian houses, north side of 3300 block of Chestnut.
  • Congratulations to 2017 Preservation Award Winners.
  • Images of America: Powelton Village. Recommended reading and author interview.
  • UCity Then & Now: John Shriver Wentz House, 39th & Locust Walk (c. 1900 & 2010). A fine mansion, now at center of Ivy League life on UPenn campus as Tau Omega Fraternity.
  • Profiles in Architecture: Harry H. Markley (c. 1908 – 1910), responsible for dozens of row homes in W Philadelphia built after the completion of Market St Elevated Railroad.
  • Ask the Experts: How to clean a marble mantel.
  • Window Talk, a Glossary: "Fanlight" to "Glazing Bar."
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January 2017

  • Celebrate our 50th! 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of UCHS.
  • New Board Members. UCHS welcomes three new members to our Board of Governors: Heather Calvert, Amy Lambert, Jennifer Loustau.
  • Preservation Updates. The Philadelphia Historical Commission recommended properties for historic designation, several in W Phila.
  • Flashback to the 1960s. Locust Street before it was Locust Walk.
  • UCity Then & Now: Latvian Evangelical Church, 47th and Cedar Avenue (c. 1910 & 2010), now known as the Greater Enon Baptist Church.
  • Profiles in Architecture: J. Elvin Jackson (fl. 1878 – 1920), examples of his work appear all over Philadelphia.
  • Window Talk, a Glossary: "Cames" to "Eyebrow Dormer."
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November 2016

  • UCHS 50th Anniversary (1967 – 2017).
  • The Gables B&B Sold: The 1889 Willis Hale-designed mansion at 4520 Chester Ave has been sold to a single-family.
  • 2017 Gift to the Street Awards: Send in your nominations for UCHS's annual awards: Gift to the Street, Outstanding Preservation, and Preservation Initiative Award.
  • Annual Valentine Tea will be held on Sunday, February 12.
  • UCity Then & Now: 5000 block of Cedar Ave, North side (c. 1898 & 2010), built in 1897 by by John G. Ichall, features an interesting bell roof over a two-story turret.
  • Profiles in Architecture: James Fernald (1895 – 1929).
  • Ask the Experts: Spackle your troubles away.
  • Window Talk, a Glossary: "Apron" to "Cameo Window."
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September 2016

  • State of Preservation in West Philadelphia, large gathering of concerned citizens convened Aug 24.
  • Oral History Project: UCHS announces a new project to record stories about changes in the neighborhood.
  • Preservation Update for 4046 – 4056 Chesnut: UCHS has nominated six twin houses on the south side of the 4000 block of Chestnut Street for historic designation.
  • Sylvia Barkan Fund for Historic Preservation established for expenses related to efforts to defend historic structures in University City.
  • UCity Then & Now: East side of 48th, north of Baltimore (c. 1907 & 2010), Victorian and Colonial Revival twins near the Baltimore Ave trolley.
  • Profiles in Architecture: James Fernald (1895 – 1929), designed residences during the boom years of development in Philadelphia.
  • Ask the Experts: Replacing a Broken Ceramic Roof Tile.
  • Carpets & Rugs, a Glossary: "Navajo Rug" to "Worsted."
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August 2016

  • Call to Action: UCHS calls for community-wide collaboration against arbitrary demolitions of historic structures.
  • Preservation Update for 4046 – 4056 Chesnut: UCHS has nominated six twin houses on the south side of the 4000 block of Chestnut Street for historic designation.
  • Sylvia Barkan Fund for Historic Preservation: A fund has been established for expenses related to efforts in defense of historic structures in University City.
  • 2016 House Tour Wrap Up
  • UCity Then & Now: 318 – 336 S. 42nd Street (c. 1887 & 2010). The "Kimball Block" noteworthy early example of the Queen Anne style in Phila.
  • Profiles in Architecture: James Fernald (1895 – 1929), designed residences throughout Philadelphia during boom years of development.
  • Ask the Experts: Ventilating a Crawl Space
  • Carpets & Rugs, a Glossary: "Crumbcloth" to "Matting."
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May 2016

  • News from Around U-City: Two stunning historic homes for sale plus a demolition.
  • Ask the Experts: Hanging a Chandelier
  • Profiles in Architecture: W. Frisby Smith, active as an architect in Philadelphia for nearly four decades.
  • UCity Then & Now: 42nd & Spruce Streets (c. 1901 & 2010). On the SW corner is a single home that once belonged to financier and clubman Clarance Howard Clark, Jr.
  • Did You Know? Early in his career, architect Horace Trumbauer designed 16 houses on the 4800 block of Windsor Avenue and four more on the SE side of 19th St.
  • Carpets & Rugs: A glossary.
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March 2016

  • 2016 Preservation Awards Winners and behind-the-restoration stories.
  • Ask the Experts: What kind of paint should I put on my radiator?
  • Profiles in Architecture: E. Allen Wilson, the principle architect of the western expansion of Philadelphia (active c. 1895 – 1936).
  • UCity Then & Now: Springfield Avenue, West of 48th (c. 1910 & 2010) built in 1890 & 1892 by Albert and Charles Budd in the Queen Anne style.
  • Did You Know? Three sculptures of Ben Franklin are on the campus of the UPenn (youthful, more mature, and elderly).
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January 2016

  • 2016 Contractors Guide released.
  • Valentine Tea & Awards Presentation: The 2016 UCHS Valentine Tea will be held Sunday, Feb 21.
  • Ask the Experts: Should I paint my wooden porch columns?
  • Profiles in Architecture: E. Allen Wilson was primarily a residential architect beginning in 1895.
  • UCity Then & Now: 48th Street, West of Warrington (c. 1909 & 2010). Twin homes in the Queen Anne style were built in June 1894, retain many original features.
  • Did You Know? W Phila incorporated as a borough in Blockley Township in 1844 and district in 1851.
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November 2015

  • Historic Districts and Commissions, an overview of its purposes and functions for preserving historic architecture.
  • Ask the Experts: What is the best way to care for an old-fashioned cornice?
  • Profiles in Architecture: Robert K. Marple, architectural career began in 1887 in the office of Willis G. Hale.
  • UCity Then & Now: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut (c. 1915 & 2010), a Romanesque Revival church designed by Carrere & Hastings reminiscent of early Italian Christian churches.
  • Did You Know? Maps and atlases from the 1840s to c. 1910 reveal an overall but uneven development of West Philadelphia as a dense residential area.
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September 2015

  • The Tiberinos: The Art of Life, documentary-screening at the Scribe Video Center on Sept 11.
  • Nominations to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places: 3600-3630 Lancaster Avenue and 4300-02 Osage Ave/4304-06 Osage Ave.
  • Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll: September 17.
  • UCHS Walking Tour 2015: Architecture & Its People: Saturday, October 10.
  • Sad Farewell to 40th & Pine: The Samuel Sloan-attributed Italianate mansion at 40th & Pine demolished.
  • Ask the Experts: We need to replace our old, drafty windows. What would you recommend?
  • Profiles in Architecture: Henry Flower, one of Philadelphia's most prolific architects in late-1890s and 1900s.
  • UCity Then & Now: The Ivan Apartments, 47th & Baltimore Ave (1910 & 2010). In the early 1900s, apartment buildings became more in vogue.
  • Did You Know? West Philadelphia Passenger Railroad opened for business July 2, 1858.
  • Glossary of Terms for Homeowners: "Venetian Blind" to "Wood Carpeting".
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July 2015

  • 3600 Lancaster Ave (Lancaster Mews): demolition-threat update.
  • 4224 Baltimore Ave Design Approved
  • UCHS Summer Intern will identify and research endangered properties for historic nomination.
  • Conservation Overlays or Historic Districts: Which one to use?
  • St. Francis de Sales: its Guastavino tile dome.
  • Profiles in Architecture: James C. Fernald, began architectural career in 1886.
  • UCity Then & Now: St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue (1907 & 2010).
  • Did You Know? Advent of electric streetcars in mid-1890s heralded a new era in W Phila.
  • Glossary of Terms for Homeowners: "Three-ply" to "Velvet" (sometimes called "tapestry Wilton").
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May 2015

  • 4224 Baltimore Ave Update: Proposal will be reviewed by the City's Civic Design Committee.
  • Profiles in Architecture: Robert K. Marple, worked primarily on residences in the Cedar Park neighborhood (1887 – 1901).
  • UCity Then & Now: 48th & Baltimore Ave (1909 & 2010).
  • Did You Know? The University of Pennsylvania’s President’s House (3812 Walnut) originally the house of Otto Eisenlohr, 1910 – 1911, designed by Horace Trumbauer
  • Ask the Experts: Restoring Marble Fireplaces | Addendum.
  • Glossary of Terms for Homeowners (“Lincrusta-Walton” to “Tertiary Colors”).
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March 2015

  • Annual Preservation Awards Presented at Valentine Tea.
  • Profiles in Architecture: Robert A. Pitts (1889 – 1936), lesser-known but important architect who shaped University City during late 19th century.
  • UCity Then & Now: Locust Street Theater, 224 South 52nd Street (1920 & 2010). Originally known as the Locust Theater, the Bushfire Theater on the corner of 52nd and Locust, built in 1914 and still operates as a theater.
  • Did You Know? Construction on the Men’s Dormitories at Penn (the “Quad”) began on July 18, 1895 for an estimated $530,000. Horace E. McPherson (1862 – 1899) was the contractor, Cope & Stewardson were the architects.
  • Ask the Experts: Restoring Marble Fireplaces.
  • Glossary of Terms for Homeowners (“Filling” to “Leno”).
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January 2015

  • UCHS will present the 2015 preservation awards on Sunday, February 22, 2015 (a week later than previously announced) at the Castle, 930 South 48th (built c. 1900, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985).
  • UCHS Mission Statement Revision Vote to be Held at Valentine Tea
  • Profiles in Architecture: Charles Klauder (1872 – 1938) born in Philadelphia, the son of a German furniture manufacturer, began his career in the office of Theophilus P. Chandler (1848 – 1928).
  • UCity Then & Now: Chester Ave., west of 45th St. (1907 & 2010). Twin homes of Queen Anne-Colonial Revival motif by Robert K. Marple, begun on April 17, 1895.
  • Did You Know? The city of Philadelphia has two Springfield Avenues lined with fine Victorian-era homes (University City and Chestnut Hill).
  • Glossary of Terms for Homeowners (“Dado” to “Field”).
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November 2014

  • Save the date! UCHS will present the 2015 preservation awards on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Castle, 930 South 48th (48th and Springfield).
  • Ask the Experts: Identifying Old Wallpapers.
  • Did You Know? The relocation of the University of Pennsylvania to the area after the Civil War was a key development.
  • Profiles in Architecture: Angus Wade (1865 – 1932) came to Philadelphia in 1883 to work with Willis G. Hale, where he gained valuable experience and picked up on Hale's flamboyant style of Victorian Eclecticism.
  • UCity Then & Now: Christ Community Church, 4017 Chestnut Street (1903 & 2010).
  • Glossary of Terms for Homeowners (“Architectural Papers” to “Cove”).
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September 2014

  • UCHS announces newly elected officers.
  • 4224 Baltimore Ave: UCHS petitions Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell for community-approved plan.
  • Ask the Experts: Home-remedy for a slow-draining sink.
  • Did You Know? The Market St Bridge opened Jan 1, 1805.
  • Profiles in Architecture: John L. Coneys (fl. 1903 – 1930), Garden Court neighborhood.
  • UCity Then & Now: The Potts Residence, 3905 Pine (1918 & 2010).
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July 2014

  • UCHS Board Nominees Announced for the term beginning in September, 2014.
  • Nominees sought for annual UCHS Preservation Awards.
  • Final Days for St. Peter's Church? A stay of demolition granted recently.
  • Did You Know? St. Mary’s Church on Locust Walk is all that remains of Hamilton Village.
  • UCity Then & Now: The Sedgley Apartments, 45th and Pine (1909 & 2014).
  • Featured Historic House: The Gables Bed & Breakfast, corner of 46th and Chester built in 1889.
  • Profiles in Architecture: Theophilus Parsons Chandler, Jr. (1848 – 1928), founded the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in 1890
  • Event Wrap-up's: Spruce Hill Fair, UCHS House Tour, Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll.
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May 2014

  • UCHS House Tour | Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 1 to 5 PM
  • Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll | June 19, 2014
  • Ask the Experts: Tips for planning to paint a UC house, best practices in preventing lead contamination
  • UCity Then & Now: 4600 block of Locust (1914 & 2014)
  • Featured Historic House: Hermann Herzog House, 41st and Pine
  • Profiles in Architecture: Frank Miles Day (1861 – 1918), part of a new generation of city architects.
  • UCHS Roaring Twenties Dinner Wrap Up
  • 4224 Baltimore Avenue Update
  • Did You Know? Baltimore Ave and Woodland Ave ...
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March 2014

  • 2014 UCHS Valentine Tea & Awards Presentation | Recap
  • Italianate Architecture in University City — Part Two
  • Featured Historic House: 4726 Springfield Avenue
  • UCity Then & Now: 4726 Springfield Avenue (1907 & 2014)
  • Profiles in Architecture: Wilson Eyre, Jr. (1858 – 1944)
  • Did You Know? In year 1792 Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike...
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January 2014

  • 2014 UCHS Valentine Tea & Awards Presentation | Sunday, February 16, 2014 at The Castle (48th & Springfield)
  • UCHS Membership Meeting: 40th & Pine Proposal | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Calvary Center
  • Italianate Architecture in University City — Part One
  • The Woodlands is Reaching Out
  • New Book Tells Tale of West Philly Survivor in Alaskan Yukon
  • Profiles in Architecture: Joseph Miller Wilson (1838 – 1902)
  • Did You Know? In year 1900 the City of Philadelphia had...
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November 2013

  • Review: UCHS Event "Before We Were University City"
  • New Book Featuring the Woodlands by Elizabeth Gilbert; Leon Crane, WW2 Pilot and 1937 Graduate of W Phila HS, in New Book
  • Featured Historic House: 4804 Springfield
  • Late Victorian Dining Rooms: A W Phila Perspective
  • Like UCHS on Facebook; Dollar Stroll Wrap-up
  • Did You Know? Market St El Opened 1907
  • Ask the Experts: How Can I Faithfully Replace a Faulty 3-way Switch?
  • UCity Then & Now: Walton Ave, W of 50th (c. 1908 & 2013)
  • Profiles in Architecture: Horace Trumbauer (1868 – 1938)
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September 2013

  • UCHS Board is Expanding
  • UCHS Fall Fundraiser at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
  • Ask the Experts (from the archives)
  • UCity Then & Now: Chestnut Street, West of 40th (c. 1910 & 2013)
  • Profiles in Architecture: Cope & Stewardson
  • Featured Historic House: 4206 Spruce Street
  • 4224 Baltimore Ave Update; Kingsessing Church in Dire Straits
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July 2013

  • UCHS House Tour Wrap Up
  • 4224 Baltimore Sparks Debate
  • UCity Then & Now: 318 – 336 S. 42nd Street, the "Kimball Block (c. 1887 & 2010)
  • Profiles in Architecture: Willis Gaylord Hale
  • Chester Avenue Twins Demolished
  • Featured Historic Buildings: Hawthorne Hall
  • Spruce Hill May Fair Wrap Up
  • Sedgley Apts to get a Makeover
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May 2013

  • Profiles in Architecture: Frank Furness
  • Springtime in University City
  • UCity Then & Now: Cedar Avenue, East of 47th Street (1907 & 2013)
  • Three Historic Buildings to be Wrecked
  • Featured Historic Buildings: Hamilton Terrace
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March 2013

  • Recap: Valentine Tea and Awards Presentation
  • Century-old Elena's Soul Lounge Building Demolished
  • UCity Then & Now: Walnut Street, East of 41st Street (1909 & 2013)
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January 2013

  • Celebration of a University City Trailblazer Sylvia A. Barkan Exhibition, University City Arts League, Dec 28 thru Jan 8, 2013
  • Fortieth Street M.E. Church at 140 South 40th Street Slated for Demolition.
  • Olde Time Recipes | Tried and Tested Recipes by the Ladies of the Methodist Episcopal Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia: Corn Muffins (pub'd Nov 1907)
  • UCity Then & Now: Malcolm X Park, formerly Black Oak Park (1907 & 2010)
  • Victorian Tea Wrap-up
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November 2012

  • Victorian Tea, November 11, 2012
  • UCity Then & Now: Kingsessing Avenue, East from 47th Street (1910 & 2012)
  • Dollar Stroll Wrap-up
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September 2012

  • 2011 Contractors List
  • Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll: a huge success
  • Pennsylvania Senate Approves Historic Tax Credit Bill
  • Sylvia Halpern Barkan Remembered
  • UCHS List of Patrons
  • Book: Historic Architecture in University City
  • UCity Then & Now: Spruce Street, East of 40th Street (1909 & 2012)
  • Save the Date: Victorian Tea, November 11, 2012
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May 2011

  • Perseverance Rewarded at Annual Preservation Awards Tea
  • Four Worlds Bakery: creating the Woodland Avenue store
  • Brubaker Builds: renovating an Italianate Victorian townhouse for wheel-chair accessibility
  • Congratulations, 2011 Gift to the Street Award-winners!
  • Looking Ahead to 2012: Satterlee Hospital Sesquicentennial
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July 2010

  • Martin Luther King "Freedom Now" Marker Dedicated
  • In the Streets
  • RIP Tour proposed
  • UCHS Board Elections
  • Latest News From UCHS
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May 2010

  • Historic Powelton
  • Internship Search
  • Keep Baltimore Ave in Bloom
  • Walking Tour
  • Special Thanks
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March 2010

  • UCHS AWARDS 2009 & Valentine's Tea
  • Mapping Poweltonians
  • Help get access to better records
  • Special thanks
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December 2009

  • Preserving Historic Details
  • Green Additions to the Streetscape
  • Looking for Compliments
  • Special Thanks to ...
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September 2009

  • From the President "Helma Weeks"
  • Last Chance
  • Walking Tours
  • Skaler Returns
  • At Bartram's Garden.
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July 2009

  • "West Philadelphia: Building a Community" Exibit
  • UCHS TAP Report
  • Better Records Access
  • Scenic Cruises
  • Keeping Baltimore Ave in Bloom
  • UCHS web site renewal
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April 2009

  • UCHS TAP 2009
  • May & Spring in University City
  • UC Green Tree Planting
  • 10th Annual Party for Clark Park
  • Walking Tours
  • Spring Preservation Workshops
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February 2009

  • UCHS Annual Awards and Valentine's Tea
  • Old House Fair
  • Garden Court Walking Tour
  • Unnecessary Demolition
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October 2008

  • Evaluating Historic Resources
  • Board Elections
  • The Tree in Art
  • New UCHS Mugs
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March 2008

  • UCHS Annual Awards
  • An Odyssey to a New Space
  • Old House Fair
  • Party for the Park
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December 2007

  • Technical Assistance Program II
  • Deconstructing West Philadelphia
  • Photo Essay
  • Condo In UC
  • 400 S. Pine St.
  • Research Request
  • News and Thanks
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September 2007

  • Technical Assistance Program II
  • Lois Bye Funderburg Remembered
  • UCHS Board News
  • Thanks
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July 2007

  • Dickens Visitors
  • September Workshops
  • Restoration Aid
  • Board Elections
  • Tree & River Tours
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April 2007

  • Porches Honored
  • May Events
  • Homeowner Workshops
  • Spring House Tour
  • more...
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January 2007

  • Awards Tea
  • Historic Properties Repair Program
  • Villa Violated
  • History Revitalizes
  • New Date Plaques
  • Old House Fair Returns
  • more...
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October 2006

  • "Metropolitan Philadelphia" Lecture
  • Historic Protest
  • Calvary Report
  • Circa 1821
  • Party & Planting
  • Nominations Needed
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August 2006

  • Belgian Blocks Saved
  • Parties
  • Repairing Historic Buildings
  • Homeowner Workshops
  • Elections & Thanks
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May 2006

  • Historic Powelton
  • Franklin
  • Spring Design Days
  • Contractor Recommendations
  • Which District?
  • May Events
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March 2006

  • Accolades & Celebration
  • Homeowner Workshops
  • UCHS TAP
  • Party For The Park
  • Promise of Spring
  • Thanks
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January 2006

  • Awards Tea
  • Lutherans Painting
  • Historic Paving In Danger
  • House Tours
  • Historic Properties Reapir Program and Homeowners Workshops Announced
  • Thanks
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November 2005

  • Restoration & Renovation in Progress House Tour
  • Satterlee Reenactment
  • Call For Nominations
  • Katrina Preservation Crisis
  • Displays & Tours
  • New Welcome Packets
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September 2005

  • Fall House Tour
  • Recalling West Shore
  • Preserving Low-Income Neighborhoods
  • Street Smart
  • OCTrolleyfest
  • Elections & Opportunities
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March 2005

  • Spring House Tour
  • Valentine's Tea
  • Trolleys Roll Again
  • Bricks & Branches
  • Survey
  • Save These Dates
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January 2005

  • UCHS Awards
  • Porches Progress
  • Philadelphia Neighborhoods
  • Tax Credits
  • HB 1954
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November 2004

  • Trolleys in UC
  • Historic Preservation Task Force
  • Last Chance for APS Exhibit
  • New Officers
  • Porch Raisings
  • Shopping
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October 2004

  • Tickets To Ride
  • Porch Savers
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August 2004

  • Porch Sales
  • Elections and Polls
  • Gifts To The Street
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June 2004

  • A Big June Weekend
  • Spring Cleaning & Planting
  • A New Old Poster
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March 2004

  • Awards & Accolades
  • Robeson Stamp
  • Then & Now Slide Show
  • Schuylkill Obstacle
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January 2004

  • A Look Back
  • New For 2004
  • Historic Markers
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November 2003

  • Marker For Satterlee
  • Preservation & The Election
  • Art of Ruth Molloy
  • State Tax Credits
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September 2003

  • House Tour
  • Worrying About Windows?
  • Lessons Of The Summer
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May 2003

  • Spring At Last
  • Elections
  • Eyes On The Streets
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March 2003

  • Winter Winners
  • Mill Creek
  • Hall Watch Letters
  • UC Welcome Packets
  • Bitar's Benefit
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November 2002

  • Holiday House Tour
  • Add Your Voice To Hall Watch
  • Ruth Molloy Remembered
  • Architectural Details
  • New To The Board
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September 2002

  • Second Chance For Skaler Talk
  • Elections And Officers
  • PRIMER For Fall
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July 2002

  • The Nomination Is In
  • The Opposition
  • Walnut West Renewed
  • Elections
  • Victorian Spruce Hill Tours
  • Trolleys On The Wall
  • Images of West Philadelphia Available
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April 2002

  • Vintage Views
  • Historic District Q&A
  • Old House Show
  • Awards and Kudos
  • PRIMER, Strut!
  • More Friends
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January 2002

  • Valentine's Tea & Gifts To The Streets
  • PRIMER for Homeowners & Landlords
  • Special Friends
  • Happy Birthday Mr. Dickens
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November 2001

  • Holiday Trolley
  • Gingkoes and Sunoco
  • Garden Winners
  • Spruce Hill Historic District
  • Cite Your Neighbors
  • New Officers
  • Winter Events
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August 2001

  • May Fair Memories
  • PRIMER
  • R.I.P. Returns
  • Web News
  • Hope for Homes
  • Election
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April 2001

  • Honors & Commendations
  • PRIMER
  • Anti-Blight
  • Party for the Park
  • Circular-Free Porches
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November 2000

  • Holiday House Tour
  • Historic Greening
  • University City's Garden Tradition
  • Hiding Trash
  • Thank Yous
  • New Mug
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September 2000

  • PRIMER
  • Through the Grapevine
  • Cedar Avenue Update
  • Fall Tour
  • Marking Time
  • Board News
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March 2000

  • New Beginnings
  • Treasure Sale
  • Preservation Honors
  • A New Style Hat
  • Living In The Livable Past
  • Spring Tour
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January 2000

  • Pre-Valentine's Day Tea and Awards Ceremony
  • Wolfgang House Preserved
  • Powelton and Garden Court Historic District Markers
  • Holiday House Tour
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December 1999

  • UCHS Holiday House Tour
  • Letter from the President
  • Streetscapes Update
  • Calvary's Year of Renewal
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August 1999

  • UCHS Streetscapes Project
  • Date Markers
  • Management Markers
  • Gardener's Gifts to the Street
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March 1999

  • Gifts To The Street Awards
  • Baltimore Avenue Charette
  • Remembering Gordon Callaghan
  • Candidates' Nights
  • Historic Homeownership Assistance Act
  • Spring House Tour
  • UC Paint
  • Holiday House Tour
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December 1998

  • UCHS-UC Pride Holiday House Tour
  • A Country Carol
  • Old House Fair
  • Baltimore Avenue Art Project
  • Iron Fence Found
  • UCHS Preservation Awards
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September 1998

  • Planting History
  • UCHS Online
  • Close at Hand
  • Walnut West Library
  • UCHS and the Penn School Initiative
  • Elections
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May 1998

  • Spring House Tour
  • Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
  • Special Alert
  • Call for Web Suggestions
  • Botanic Trail News
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March 1998

  • Photo Exhibit
  • Preservation Awards
  • New Historic District
  • Spring House Tour
  • Under Full Sail
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November 1997

  • Holiday House Tour & Brunch
  • Holiday Greens Sale
  • Gardens Award
  • Close at Hand
  • Liquid History
  • New Home for UCHS Furniture
  • The Woodlands
  • Lend an Eye
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August 1997

  • Moving On
  • Glen Foerd Outing
  • Historic District Meeting
  • House Tour Volunteers Needed
  • West Side Evenings
  • 20th Century West Side Stories
  • Photos Wanted
  • Good Walking
  • Behind The Scenes
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June 1997

  • Farewell to The Woodlands
  • Help Us Move On
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