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Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

YFPA's 4th Annual In With the Old Benefit Party

Philadelphia, PA
The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance (YFPA) is excited to announce the 4th annual In With the Old benefit party! Join us this year at the incomparable Divine Lorraine (yes, that Divine Lorraine!) on May 11th for ... read more
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Past Events

Lansdowne Theater Tour

Lansdowne Theater Tour

Lansdowne, PA
Join the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation for a special tour of the Lansdowne Theater! The tour will meet under the theater marquee and then explore the building's pre-restored 1927 interior. You will traverse the lobby, theater, and st...
Saturday, April 15 2017 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

YFPA Tour of the Girard Corn Exchange

YFPA Tour of the Girard Corn Exchange

Philadelphia, PA
Join Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance and the PennPreserve Alumni and Friends Network for a tour of the Girard Corn Exchange, Chris Aker (Owner/Linode), Fon Wang (Ballinger Architects), John Carr (Materials Conservation Collaborative), and Patrick Snoke  (C. Erickson and Sons). The buil...
Wednesday, April 12 2017 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Tour of Woodmont

Tour of Woodmont

Gladwyne, PA
Join the Young Friends for a very special tour of the Woodmont Estate. The Gilded Age mansion is the longtime center of Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement and is one of only a few National Historic Landmarks in the Philadelphia area. The tour will be led by Bob Thomas whose intimate knowledge...
Sunday, April 2 2017 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Searching for Sharswood: Resilient Voices from North Philadelphia

Searching for Sharswood: Resilient Voices from North Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
Please join us for a panel discussion and exhibition opening, organized by YFPA and cosponsored by the Temple University Architecture Department and the Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment. Panel members - including students, representatives from each univers...
Tuesday, February 7 2017 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Metropolitan Opera House Tour

Metropolitan Opera House Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Join YFPA for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Metropolitan Opera House redevelopment. A tour led by EBRM and Powers & Company will discuss the building's redevelopment, including work underway in the auditorium, lobby, and grand salle. The historic Met Opera House was built in 1908 and...
Saturday, January 28 2017 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

The Golden Age of Retail

The Golden Age of Retail

Philadelphia, PA
This special holiday tour covers the rise and fall of Philadelphia’s great department and specialty stores. The chairman of Strawbridge and Clothier once said it was his goal to transform east Market Street into "the Champs-Élysées of Philadelphia.” But the last Strawbridge’s store, located at 8t...
Sat, Nov 26 2016 1:00 PM Sat, Dec 3 2016 3:00 PM

Frank Furness: A Talk and a Tour

Frank Furness: A Talk and a Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the work of one of Philadelphia's most colorful architects by taking this comprehensive, first-of-its-kind tour. Buildings that have been demolished or that are beyond walking distance will be discussed by illustrated presentation by veteran tour guide Dane Wells. There will be a walking ...
Sunday, November 13 2016 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Society Hill: The Great Deceiver

Society Hill: The Great Deceiver

Philadelphia, PA
No neighborhood in Philadelphia has as complex and contradictory a history as Society Hill. Over time, the neighborhood has been home to Philadelphia’s aristocracy, later Jewish immigrants and African-Americans, as well as sweatshops and wholesale produce markets. It was also the birthplace of Ph...
Sat, Oct 29 2016 1:30 PM Sat, Nov 12 2016 3:00 PM

Walking West Philly

Walking West Philly

Philadelphia, PA
West Philly thinks it’s the best Philly. It was the city’s first sub-urban development in the 19th century made possible through the expansion of the electric trolley car system connecting it with center city. Join tour guide Jim Mundy for a walk through a variety of neighborhoods that represent ...
Saturday, November 5 2016 10:30 AM 12:30 PM

PHILADELPHIA: CENTENNIAL CITY presented by Spruce Street Commons

PHILADELPHIA: CENTENNIAL CITY presented by Spruce Street Commons

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, Centennial City explores the summer of 1876, when the city hosted the Great Centennial International Exposition on 285 acres in Fairmount Park. Ten million visitors, nearly a quarter of the population of the U.S. at the time, attended the Exposition and for those six months, the eye...
Thursday, November 3 2016 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
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