From Eyes on the Street: Preserve Philadelphia’s Future

These are this year’s faces of endangered Philadelphia.

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s 2011 list of endangered properties came out earlier this month, highlighting nine buildings notable for their important social and community associations. Buildings like the Royal Theater, John Coltrane House, and Joe Frazier’s Gym are places where the spotlight is fading despite the charismatic personalities associated with them. But others are threatened by quieter obscurity, speculation, fragility, and vacancy.

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