Dox Thrash House: Block Level Community Investment
Building Philadelphia 2021 Spring Speaker Series


Watch ONLINE via ZOOM from the safety and comfort of your home. A link with instructions will be provided one hour prior to this virtual lecture. 

This lecture will be recorded and a replay will be available to registered participants.

"Dox Thrash House: Block Level Community Investment"

presented by the Dox Thrash House Project, an informal group of preservationists who have been working towards the preservation of the house since 2016. Beech Community Services- Our Mission Is Simple: To spearhead the revitalization of the Cecil B. Moore Community, a 26 square block area in North Central Philadelphia. A once-neglected area, community revitalization begins with the coordination of efforts and services of organizations, financial participation in projects, leveraging of funds, and monitoring and facilitating appropriate adjustments in the improvement process. Beech’s programs focus on a holistic approach to community development. This approach includes empowering residents by promoting homeownership and rental opportunities through rehabilitation and new construction, education, job placement, economic development, human services, and the beautification of open spaces."

One of the few remaining historic landmarks in the neighborhood of Sharswood, the Dox Thrash House is an embodiment of the enduring legacy of acclaimed print maker Dox Thrash and the arts and cultural history of north Philadelphia. Over 60 years since the artist lived in the house, the preservation group Dox Thrash House Project and Beech Community Services discuss the aspirations and challenges with preserving the house.


$15 | General Admission

$12 | Alliance Member 

Free | Students*

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