(1) Our cause of ensuring the reopening of the Boyd Theatre was mentioned
several times at today’s annual awards luncheon of the Preservation Alliance
of Greater Philadelphia at the Bellevue.
Retiring after 17 years at the helm of the National Trust for Historic
Preservation, RICHARD MOE mentioned the Boyd Theatre while he accepted the
public service award. In 2008, the National Trust had designated the Boyd as
one of the nation’s most endangered buildings, its only such designation of
a Philadelphia building in two decades.
Philadelphia Councilman BILL GREEN mentioned the Boyd Theatre when he
accepted his award for obtaining passage of a law that will enable historic
public interiors to be legally protected.
Alliance president (and our VP) JOHN GALLERY emphasized the Boyd in his
presentation of an award to the WHEELER BROTHERS for their work in Center
City including their interest in the Boyd. It was good to chat today with
Sam Wheeler and various others including staffers Jules & Jill, but we miss
(2) Don’t miss this May 6, Philadelphia article about a nonprofit
organization’s plans for the historic, suburban LANSDOWNE Theatre:
As to our cause, it has been a long & bumpy road over these last 8 years,
but we will succeed. The Boyd Theatre will once again be a crown jewel of
Chestnut Street. Thank you for your support.
Howard B. Haas