Queen Village: How Residents Helped Create the First Conservation District

Queen Village: How Residents Helped Create the First Conservation District

It all started because there were too many garages in Queen Village. According to the co-chair of the Queen Village Neighbors Association zoning committee, Michael Hauptman, it was around 2006 or 2007 when the neighborhood started to change. Homes that were primarily three stories and of no historical value got purchased and then demolished. The new […]

 By Kimberly Wagner, Sherrell Williams and Kevin Yorke

Strawberry Mansion: The Future of the John Coltrane House

Strawberry Mansion: The Future of the John Coltrane House

[vimeo 30915645] His sound is distinct. His melodies captivating. His artistic vision pioneering. And the house where he developed his art exists in Strawberry Mansion. The legendary John Coltrane, the famous jazz musician and composer, called Philadelphia his home from 1952 to 1958. Located in Strawberry Mansion at 1511 N. 33rd St., the house he […]

 By Laurie Jamaitus

Powelton Village: Ending Homelessness One Step at a Time

Powelton Village: Ending Homelessness One Step at a Time

[vimeo 22751991 People’s Emergency Center] At the People’s Emergency Center, support for homeless families and neighborhood revitalization are top priorities. Providing shelter and social services to those in need, this Powelton Village-based organization takes pride in the opportunities it creates for clients. “Our main goal is to supply [clients] with supportive services such as housing, […]