Architects detail plans for new Engine 37 firehouse

Streetscape | February 6th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Diane M. Fiske Streetscape is a regular column on architecture and planning. While a new glassy building resembling a cube is being built on Highland Avenue at Shawnee Street to house large modern fire trucks as part of Engine 37 Firehouse’s renovation, a massive construction process is underway to make sure the firefighters have […]

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Streetscape: Contemporary mixed-use building planned for former day care

Homes & Home, Streetscape | July 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Diane Fiske The Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a plan to replace an 89-year-old daycare center at Germantown and West Abington avenues in Chestnut Hill with a modern, four-story, mixed-use building at their meeting on June 19. Attending the Zoning Board hearing were developer Mark Greenberg, as well as Matthew Monroe, the lawyer […]

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Streetscape: Donor and scholar christens Lovett quiet room with a German Township history lesson

Streetscape | December 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Diane Fiske Streetscape is a local column about architecture, city planning and design. When someone asks Stephanie Grauman Wolf, who holds a doctorate degree in American History, where she lives, she says she answers, “Germantown.” An exception, she said, is made when her questioner is from the Main Line. “Then I tell them I […]

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