On Friday we met our friends from Saving Places and the Philadelphia Salvage at their design lab - The Foundry, a former factory space that has everything from piano parts to general store counters and everything in between.
The event was the wrap-up for Saving Places and their week of events in and around Philadelphia. We had the chance to wander freely around the Philadelphia Salvage's extraordinary facility: where we found everything from taxidermy to deconstructed pianos to butcher block tables! Click through our photos for the full event recap.
more on Saving Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949, and now has more than 300,000 members and supporters nationwide. Staff at the Washington, D.C., headquarters, field offices and 27 historic sites work with members from coast to coast, and with thousands of preservation groups in all 50 states.
Due to economic strains and massive cuts to federal funding, the challenges addressed by the National Trust have never been greater. Countless irreplaceable historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes of great significance stand endangered as never before. The National Trust works to preserve and protect them—saving places from the past to ensure a richer future.
more on #citylovePHL from the Trust
"We chose Philly, because it’s a city with opportunity. From the stately mansions of Fairmount Park to the long-abandoned industrial warehouses of Fishtown and Northern Liberties, it's a city steeped in history. Once the home of a young nation’s capital, it blossomed into an industrial powerhouse known as the 'Workshop of the World.'
Today, after decades of population decline, Philadelphia is once again on the rise as a new generation discovers all the quirks and charms of one of America’s oldest cities. Here is a place where it’s possible to see both the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the old and the new. And we love that."