ABOUT THIS PHOTO EXHIBITION
Sept 10 – Oct 2, 2021 • Thu/Fri 6–9pm, Sat 10am–2pm
Security Elevator Co. • 1640 Fairmount Ave
Incentivized development and weak protections have enabled demolition to reach a crisis level in our historic city. This exhibition intends to shine a light on the problem and inspire concerned fellow citizens to take action.
The two-story brick building at 1640 Fairmount Ave opened in 1925 as a warehouse. In 1982, Security Elevator Co. moved in and made it their repair shop. In 2013, MMPartners purchased and renovated it into a commercial space fronting the Fairmount Avenue Historic District.
Since 1997, Photolounge has served Philadelphia's photography community with printing, camera, and accessory services. In 2021, they moved into a renovated Frank Furness building — where they printed the photos of this show on fine art Baryta paper.
RePoint Philadelphia is the city's nonprofit advocating for historic preservation policy reform. They've prepared a guide for how you can learn more, get involved, and take action.