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RePoint Philadelphia

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Center / Architecture + Design


Aaron Wunsch, associate professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Penn, will join us to present the work of RePoint Philadelphia, a nonpartisan political action committee comprised of a core group of preservation advocates that is supported by activists, volunteers, and Philadelphia citizens. Aaron and other RePointers will briefly review the origins and aims of the group. Delving deeper, they will discuss recent trends in the City's management of historic resources, the preservation implications of the tax abatement, and accelerating demolition rates, as well as their response to the recent report from the Mayor's Task Force on Historic Preservation.

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Aaron Wunsch

Aaron Wunsch teaches architectural history and related subjects in Penn’s

Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. He holds a B.A. in History

from Haverford College, an M.A. in Architectural History from the

University of Virginia, and a Doctorate in Architectural History from the

University of California, Berkeley.  His 2009 dissertation was entitled

“Parceling the Picturesque: ‘Rural’ Cemeteries and Urban Context in

Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia.” Building on that work, he has curated an

exhibition on Laurel Hill Cemetery at the Library Company of Philadelphia

and written several scholarly articles and encyclopedia entries. He is the

author of Palazzos of Power: Central Stations of the Philadelphia Electric

Company, 1900-1930 (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) and a

forthcoming book on Philadelphia cemeteries (University of

Pennsylvania). In 2015, he shared the Preservation Alliance for Greater

Philadelphia's Public Service Award for Preservation in the Public

Interest with Mayor W. Wilson Goode, Sr.