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Headlines for Mar–Apr 2014

    2014 UCHS Spring Dinner Event: The Roaring 20s hosted by UCHS at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College 4207 Walnut Street · Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Friday Apr 4, 2014, starting at 6:30 PM
    $45 for members · $55 for non-members
    ~ Reservations Required ~
    RSVP online at Eventbrite.com OR return form to UCHS with payment for your tickets.

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Dear Visitors to UCHS.net:

Thank you for your interest in the University City Historical Society. We are preparing to launch a new website in 2014 to better serve members of UCHS and the community who are interested in the resources and events sponsored by UCHS.

If you are interested in providing feedback to UCHS about its activities and future direction, please click this link to take our survey.

For visitors looking for historic information about buildings in University City, please view our Sites & History page to locate links for street-by-street inventories, which contain the information known by UCHS about properties in the neighborhood.

We thank you for your patience while we undergo changes to our website and encourage visitors to keep up with us on Facebook. We look forward to meeting you in person at an event during the year. Please consider joining UCHS for regular updates from our newsletter, which is mailed to UCHS members six times a year. See the membership page for more information.

— University City Historical Society, February 2014

UCHS Position Statement on
Proposal for 4224 Baltimore Avenue

The University City Historical Society welcomes new construction and improvements to our community. We see our neighborhoods as vital and growing environments, and not as a "living history museum" frozen in time. We appreciate the beauty and history of University City and would like to offer positive and constructive suggestions to developers of new buildings here.

It is our hope that the multi-storied building proposed for the 4224 Baltimore Avenue will respect the architectural vernacular and heritage of its immediate surroundings. We believe that a modern 21st century building can blend with the Victorian homes surrounding it, if care is taken to incorporate the shapes, colors, textures, surfaces, and building materials that characterize this neighborhood. It will be a great benefit to this neighborhood if the new building is in harmony with its surroundings and does not aggressively stand out in brutal contrast.

— University City Historical Society, August 29, 2013


UCHS | PO Box 31927, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | ph +1 215-387-3019 | www.facebook.com/UCityHistoricalSociety