June 27, 2016
Two River Wards locations are one step closer to being declared historic sites.
EXCERPT: (Kenneth) Milano’s interest in the history of Kensington and Fishtown sometimes extends into the realm of the designation of historical sites, as it has with the area located at 1838-1848 Frankford Ave.
For the past few months, Milano’s interest in the piece of land led to an application for historic designation and hearing before the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Committee on Historic Designation on Wednesday June 15.
It passed the vote on Wednesday and the application will now move to a meeting of the full board of the Historical Commission on July 8…
…Another application for historic designation that has made it to the next round of consideration is for the PECO Delaware Generating Station at 1325 Beach St., next to Penn Treaty Park.
The nomination was made by Stephanie Haller and Jill Betters.
“While interning two summers ago,” Haller said, “I would take my lunch breaks in Penn Treaty Park. I had an instant curiosity for this nearby abandoned power plant and what its potential purpose was for the Fishtown community. After doing research, I found this building is one of a trio, designed by Philadelphia native architect, John T. Windrim. Chester Station was nominated to the Register of Historic Places, which served as inspiration for why I chose to not only admire but also nominate this exquisite piece of architecture that holds so much character and beauty.”