ADVOCACY IN ACTION

The following nominations to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places were compiled and/or submitted by the volunteer efforts of the Keeping Society of Philadelphia:

81-95 Fairmount Avenue, Northern Liberties, c. 1820s..

DESIGNATED

Nomination: St. Laurentius Roman Catholic Church
Address: 1600-06 E. Berks Street, Fishtown, Kensington
Nomination: Little Wakefield, the Fisher Estate
Address: 1701 Lindley Avenue, Germantown
Nomination/Address: 81-95 Fairmount Avenue (8 Buildings)
Nomination: The Wachsmuth-Henry House
Address: 4908 Germantown Avenue, Germantown
Nomination: The Edward Corner Warehouse
Address: 1100-02 N. Delaware Avenue, Fishtown, Kensington
Nomination: The Francis Strawbridge House
Address: Wissahickon Avenue, Germantown (2 Buildings)

    Woodside, c. 1796-97, 339 E. Wister Street, Germantown.
Nomination: “Woodside:” the Dorfeuille-Hacker Country Seat
Address: 339 E. Wister Street, Germantown
Nomination: The Frederick J. Rapp House, c. 1786
The Oldest House in Fishtown
Address: 1003 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown, Philadelphia
Nomination: 10th District Patrol House & Stable
Address: 1416-22 Frankford Avenue
Nomination: “Greenville”–the Estate of Samuel & Rebecca Smith Blodget
also The Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men (4 Buildings)
Address: 3514-30 Lancaster Avenue, West Philadelphia
Site: The Morse Elevator Company
Nomination/Address: 1101-03 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown, Kensington
Nomination/Address: 1105-09 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown, Kensington
 Nomination/Address: 1111-17 Frankford Avenue , Fishtown, Kensington
Site: Satterlee Heights Development
Nomination/Address: 4300-02 Osage Avenue
Nomination/Address: 4304-06 Osage Avenue
Nomination: The King Green House
Address: 5112-14 Germantown Avenue, Germantown
Nomination: Methodist Epsicopal Church of the Advocate
Address: 5250 Wayne Avenue, Germantown

Fire House of Engine Company No. 16, Belmont Avenue, West Philadelphia. Saved from demolition for a temporary staging area.

Nomination: Engine Company No. 16
Address: 1026-28 Belmont Avenue, West Philadelphia
Site: Thomas Powers Development
Nomination/Address: 4050 Chestnut street, West Philadelphia
Nomination/Address: 4052 Chestnut Street, West Philadelphia
Nomination/Address: 4054 Chestnut Street, West Philadelphia
Nomination/Address: 4056 Chestnut Street, West Philadelphia
Nomination/Address: 3600-30 Lancaster Avenue, West Philadelphia (16 Buildings)
Nomination: The Jonathan Graham House
Address: 5356 Chew Avenue, Germantown
Nomination: St. James Methodist Episcopal Church
Address: 111-201 E. Tabor Road, Olney
Nomination: First Mennonite Church of Philadelphia
Address: 509-13 Diamond Street, North Philadelphia
Nomination: Frankford Avenue Baptist Church
Address: 2437-39 Frankford Avenue, Kensington
Nomination: Monumental Baptist Church
Address: 4101-05 Ludlow Street, West Philadelphia

 

Thomas Powers Development, Chestnut Street, West Philadelphia

PENDING DESIGNATION

Nomination: Harbisons’ Dairies
Address: 2041-55 Coral Street, Kensington
Nomination: Weisbrod & Hess’
Loading Room, Condenser & Storage/Boiler/Wash House
Address:  2117 E. York Street, Kensington
Nomination: Electrotype Foundr
(assisted the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia)
Address: 70 Sansom Street
Nomination: The Publishing House of Henry C. Lea & Co.
(assisted the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia)
Address: 706 Sansom Street
Nomination: The Germantown Boys’ Club
Address: 23 W. Penn Street, Germantown

Samuel Harting’s House & Office, 18-20 E. Johnson Street, Germantown

Nomination: The Samuel Harting House, Office & Stable
Address: 18-20 E. Johnson, Germantown
Nomination:  “Genteel Two-Story Stone Dwelling,” c. Late 1700s
Address: 6369 Germantown Avenue, Germantown
Nomination: The Store and Residence of Richard & Sophia Thewlis Bew
Address: 6365-67 Germantown Avenue
Nomination: Protestant Episcopal Italian Mission & Church of L’Emmanuello
Address: 1020-24 Christian Street

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Beggarstown.

Nomination: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Germantown
Address: 6671 Germantown Avenue, Beggarstown, Mt. Airy
Nomination: The Musical Art Club
Address: 1821-27 Ranstead Street
Nomination: The Joseph Paxson Frame Store & Dwelling
Address: 1250 E. Palmer Street, Fishtown, Kensington
Nomination: Esslingers’ Inc.
(including the Dallett Chandlery)
Address: 401-29 N. 10th Street, Callowhill
Nomination: Armour & Company’s Stock Depot
Address: 909-31 Noble Street, Callowhill
Nomination: National Security Bank
Address: 714-16 W. Girard Avenue

 

WITHDRAWN

(Alternate Agreement to Preserve)

Nomination: The Otis Elevator Company
Address: 1115-27 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown, Kensington

Preservationist Oscar Beisert, Developer Roland Kassis, and the Fishtown Neighbors Association agreed to withdraw the nomination to execute an agreement to preserve the façade to allow for a more flexible reuse of the building.

 

DECLINED TO DESIGNATE

(Determined Eligible and Significant by the Committee on Historic Designation and the Philadelphia Historical Commission)
The Jacob Deal Half-Gambrel Frame House
228 E. Richmond Street, Fishtown, Kensington
The Jacob Deal Frame Dwelling
227 E. Allen Street, Fishtown, Kensington

 

VOTED DOWN

BY THE PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

(Determined Eligible and Significant by the Committee on Historic Designation)
Nomination: Francis Kelly Waste & Shoddy Manufactory
Address: 1722-40 N. Hancock Street, Kensington

 

INCOMPLETE

and/or INCORRECT

Nomination: The Malcolm X House
Address: 2503 W. Oxford Street

 

WITHDRAWN

(DEMOLITION)

Nomination: Union Baptist Church (1889)
“The Largest African Baptist Church in America”
“The Girlhood Church of Marian Anderson–Where She Learned to Sing.”
Address: 709 S. 12th Street

Note: Demolished for low rise new construction.

 

 

WITHDRAWN

(Neighborhood Opposition)

Nomination: P.E. Church of the Messiah
Address: 2640-42 Huntington Street, Port Richmond