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

Welcome to the University City Historical Society

Happy Holidays 2014!

Headlines for December 2014

  • Save the date! UCHS will present the 2015 preservation awards on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Castle, 930 South 48th (48th and Springfield). Each year UCHS recognizes neighbors who have performed superior restorations or renovations to University City properties with the Gift to the Streets Award, Outstanding Preservation Award, and Preservation Initiative Award. Please join us for another celebration with tea, pastries, and sandwiches at the historic "Castle" (built c. 1900, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985). The event is free to all UCHS members and their guests.
  • Ask the Experts: Identifying Old Wallpapers. How can I determine the age of an old piece of wallpaper? See newsletter for tips about wallpaper found in old houses.
  • Did You Know? The relocation of the University of Pennsylvania to the area after the Civil War was a key development.
  • Profiles in Architecture: Angus Wade (1865–1932) came to Philadelphia in 1883 to work in the office Willis G. Hale, where he gained valuable experience and picked up on Hale's flamboyant style of Victorian Eclecticism.
  • University City Then & Now: Christ Community Church, 4017 Chestnut Street (1903 & 2010).

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