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Philadelphia Naval Home

location

1906 Spruce Street

owners

Rittenhouse Management Corporation

funding

Private funds

project description

Removal of 1950 addition and restoration to 19th century period

Located in the Rittenhouse-Fitler District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of several important historic districts in the city. For this restoration, CT&C Architects worked closely with the Philadelphia Historic Commission to ensure great care was taken to obtain acceptable replacement brick, pointing mortar color, patching material color and paint color appropriate for the period. A single leaf mahogany door with arched transom was designed as well as period light fixtures of custom bronze casting and decorative bracket with globe, to flank the entry.

The new sash on the building includes slightly enlarged styles, rails and muntins to accommodate double paned insulating glass necessary to make the building energy efficient.

For the current owner, Wayne S. Spilove, who serves as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the goals of the restoration were to restore the appearance of the facade to the 19th Century single-family townhouse it was built to be, while allowing it to be a model of 21st Century energy efficiency.

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American Swedish Historical Museum

location

1900 Pattison Avenue, Phila. PA

owners

American Swedish Historical Museum

funding

 Private funds & Grant Funds 

project description

ASHM elevator design & installation

CT&C designed and assisted with the installation of an elevator at the rear of the building. The elevator aids in the removal of the current accessibility barriers, and in the process, improves the functionality of the building. All interior and exterior accessibility alteration are in keeping with the historical character of the building.

ASHM Historic Preservation Plan

Simultaneously with the elevator project, CT&C completed a historic preservation plan for the Museum building. The Plan was prompted by a persistent water problem in the Museum's basement that threatened the safety of the collections, the building's integrity and its ability to function as a museum.

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Parkside Redevelopment

location

4104-6, 4202, 4208-10,4216-18,4222, 4238, 4240-44 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia PA

owners

1260 Housing Development Corp.

funding

Low Income Housing Credits, Historic Preservation Tax Credits

project description

  Parkside Historic District Neighborhood Rehabilitation

Continuing with the Parkside Neighborhood Rehabilitation, 1260 Housing Development Corporation has retained CT&C to do historical preservation planning and limited architectural services for the above-mentioned buildings. German brewers, including Frederick Poth, originally constructed these buildings as private townhouses for rent. Although each of these buildings was divided into multi-family housing in the 1940's, 1260 Housing Development Corp. will rehabilitate the existing exterior and interior historic features of the late 1800's with the use of historic tax credits. The rehabilitated units will then be rented to people with special needs.

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A Study for Alternative Alignments for the East Coast Greenway in Phila. & Delaware Counties

location

Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, PA

client

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

funding

PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

project description

 

Closing the gaps in the "Coastal Appalachian Trail"

Just as the Darby Creek emerges into a labyrinth of channels as it comes to tidewater at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, the alternatives proposed for the East Coast Greenway between Historic Bartramís Garden in Philadelphia and the mouth of Darby Creek in Essington represent a similarly complex maze. CTC teamís methods include:

  1. Site Visit and Location Study
  2. Regular meetings with a Steering Committee
  3. The investigation of additional routes, connections and links as suggested by the Steering Committee.
  4. A survey of property ownership patterns to learn how they affect the feasibility of the suggested trail alternatives
  5. Assisting PEC in running a public workshop at the outset of the project, and then again when the draft report is complete.
  6. The preparation of a schematic cost estimate for the engineering and construction for the short, middle and long term alternatives.
  7. The creation of a map and site plan identifying the extent of proposed construction, and future phases, as well as links to the rest of the East Coast Greenway to both the north and south.
  8. The preparation of a fully illustrated Draft and Final Report.
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