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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Streetscape: Streets Dept.’s Montanez discusses challenges of traffic planning in Chestnut Hill

Streetscape | September 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Diane Fiske        Streetscape is a local column about architecture, city planning and design. In early August, Richard Montanez, deputy commissioner of the Streets Department, sat down for a interview in his office at City Hall. The subject: What is being done about the traffic flow in the business area of Chestnut Hill? The first […]

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Streetscape: ‘Modern Times’ at the Art Museum

Streetscape | May 24th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Diane M. Fiske A Chestnut Hill resident who, with another architect, designed the iconic PSFS building is featured in the current show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art called “Modern Times: American Art 1910-1940.” Architect George Howe, co- designer of the PSFS building at 12th and Market Streets with William Lescaze in the late […]

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