We can’t wait to see you at the DesignPhiladelphia kickoff party tomorrow. While you’re sipping a cocktail and catching the West Philadelphia Orchestra performance, be sure to peruse our 30,000-square-foot space. It’s filled with treasures that tell the story of the city’s history.
Here’s some of our most noteworthy finds:
Saint Bonaventure Church Finials
Saint Bonaventure served as a Fairhill neighborhood landmark for nearly a century before falling into disrepair. The Provenance team rode a crane high into the air to personally pluck the copper finials from the rooftop.
Harry’s Occult Shop Store Furnishings
On any given day, you could find those in need of extra luck huddled in hushed conversations with the South Street botanica’s advisors. Though John Varvatos snapped up one display case for his Detroit flagship, an armoire and shelves that housed potions still remain. Get close enough and you’ll notice a dusting of glitter and the unmistakable aroma of anointed candles.
King of Jeans Sign
Before Passyunk Avenue was lined with Bon Appetit-approved restaurants, a sign depicting a couple in an undeniably sexy pose stood high above the avenue. Opinions vary on its esthetics, but there was no way Provenance owners Scott Lash and Chris Donna were letting the South Philly gem land in a dumpster.
Independence Mall Marble
There’s a good chance that the bar you’re resting your elbows on during happy hour is made of marble from Independence Mall. The pavers ended up at the Oyster House and countless other restaurants across the city. Most recently, the marble was turned into a countertop at the Fishtown hotspot Wm. Mulherin’s Sons.