The Philadelphia Rowhouse Manual celebrates the Philadelphia rowhouse, helping people understand its value (in terms of both history and livability), and aiding rowhouse inhabitants in adapting and maintaining them as a great model for 21st century urban living.
The manual was made possible by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Development Initiative (PDI). Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, PDI focused on demonstrating the importance of preservation as a core component of neighborhood revitalization.
A Steering Committee guided the development of the Philadelphia Rowhouse Manual. Steering Committee members included representatives of the City Planning Commission, Office of Housing and Community Development, the Preservation Alliance, Philadelphia Association of CDCs and other stakeholder organizations.
Laura Spina, Project Manager, Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Email or call 215-683-4638
Print copies may be purchased for $10 at the
Center for Architecture, 1216 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107