Historic Recognition Won’t Save Roxborough House From Demolition

A Roxborough house that has had a demolition notice on the front door for more than a month was recommended for historic designation earlier this month.

The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s committee on historic designation voted unanimously that the late-19th century home at 145 Sumac Street, and its twin at 147, should be designated when the full commission meets on July 10.

The vote may or may not save 145 Sumac from being razed, but the community group fighting to preserve the house is hoping the owner and the developer will reconsider their plans to replace it with 10 new residential units. Full Article on PlanPhilly >>

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