Well Preserved: 2014 Preservation Achievement Awards

From a fountain with seahorses to cherubs on a bus loop, Paul Cret’s Pachyderm house to Robert Smith’s St. Peter’s Church – the 27 people and projects that will be honored at this evening’s Preservation Achievement Awards represent a broad spectrum of projects across the region. These are the Philadelphia honorees the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia recognized this year:


  • 33rd and Dauphin Loop Improvements   3250 Ridge Avenue
  • The Annex at the Touraine   1516 and 1518 Spruce Street
  • The Fountain of the Seahorses   640 Water Works Drive
  • The John C. Haas Archive of Science and Business at Chemical Heritage Foundation 36 S. 3rd Street
  • KidZooU   3400 Girard Avenue
  • Nugent Senior Apartments   101-221 West Johnson Street 
  • Rittenhouse Plaza   1901 Walnut Street
  • Rittenhouse Square Centennial Restoration   Rittenhouse Square
  • Saylor Grove Guard Box Restoration    Lincoln & Wissahickon Drives
  • St. Peter’s Church   313 Pine Street
  • Union League Lincoln Ballroom   140 S. Broad Street


  • James Biddle Award for lifetime achievement in historic preservation
  • Janet S. Klein
  • Public Service Award for preservation in the public interest
  • Robert P. Thomas, AIA
  • Rhoda and Permar Richards Award for service to the Preservation Alliance
  • Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust
  • John Andrew Gallery Community Action Award for achievement by community organizations
    YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School for their rehabilitation of 82 homes, and their work on Cedar Grove mansion in Fairmount Park and the John Coltrane House
    Holme Circle Civic Association for their coalition to restore the Holme-Crispin Cemetery

Special Recognition

  • Municipal Services Building on the occasion of the building’s 50th Anniversary
  • Rohm and Haas Building on the occasion of the building’s 50th Anniversary
  • The Athenaeum of Philadelphia on the occasion of the organization’s 200th anniversary

AIA Philadelphia Awards:

  • 2014 AIA Philadelphia Landmark Building Award: Tindley Temple
  • Henry J. Magaziner EFAIA Award: Howard B. Haas

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