Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House honored by Preservation Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, May 23 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., today announced that the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House will be receiving a Special Focus Award for Public Impact during the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards hosted by Preservation Pennsylvania.

“I’m thrilled to know that a project in my district will be honored at this year’s award ceremony,” Bullock said. “These are more than just older buildings; they are places that bring about feelings of community and a sense of belonging. After the complete renovation and reopening of Met Philadelphia in December 2018, this once vacant theater has begun to host a slew of musical acts as a bustling concert venue. Purpose has been found again for this beautiful location.”

Preservation Pennsylvania honors excellence and innovation in preservation practice at the annual Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards. Twenty-six awards, representing projects and people across the state, were selected to receive recognition during this year’s event to be held June 19 at Wilson College in Chambersburg.

Since 1979, the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards have honored individuals and organizations that exhibited excellence in the field of historic preservation.

Preservation Pennsylvania is the commonwealth’s only statewide, private nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to preserving Pennsylvania’s historic places through creative partnerships, targeted educational and advocacy programs, special projects, and technical assistance.

For more information on this or any other state-related matter, contact Bullock’s office at (215) 684-3738.