Society to Preserve Philadelphia African American Assets
The Society to Preserve Philadelphia African American Assets (SPPAAA), a 501C3 organization, will advocate and act to preserve, maintain ownership and ensure awareness of historic and culturally significant assets (properties, murals, monuments, placards, cemeteries, and archeological sites).
Help out when you can and be an advocate.
Our Focus Areas
Identify historic and culturally significant real estate assets. Maintain a list of these historically significant properties .
Advocate to preserve our properties and maintain African American ownership. Identify resources to help you maintain your property
Seek solutions and resources that provide funding for maintenance, acquisition, or sustainment. Monitor the existing historic designations: (e.g. historic markers, murals, historic commission designations, etc.) City, State and National. Submit or ensure awareness or oversight of applications for designations.
Marketing & Education
Act to ensure representation of our history. Increase awareness through promotions, events, tours and products.
OUR CURRENT INITIATIVES
Save the Henry O Tanner House
This property was in danger of being demolished. The Friends of the Henry O. Tanner house are working to save it
Byberry Meeting African American Burial Ground
This site has been neglected for over 200 years. This long term project will give these ancestors dignity
Check on existing designations, nominations that are in process and submit nominations
Updating the list of significant properties
Updating a list of over 500 properties
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