Small-scale development company wins Preservation Alliance awards

By Christine Fisher
For PlanPhilly

When Power House Development, Inc. began building on a vacant lot at 1824 Diamond St. the company had no idea the lot was part of the Diamond Street Historic District or that it would have to build the house in accordance with Philadelphia Historical Commission guidelines.

For a small, locally owned and family operated company like Power House, such news can be intimidating given the perceived costs of historic construction, but Power House, which also happens to be female and minority owned, exceeded the Historic Commission’s expectations, and for that, the company will receive two grand jury awards at the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s Preservation Achievement Awards luncheon this May.

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