Historical Committee Protects Sign in Old CIty

  • Sometimes, arbitration between private development schemes and a community’s fight to preserve a building’s outward appearance works smoothly. The painted sign on the side of the “most charming part” of the former warehouse of Trenton China Pottery at 2nd & Arch has been maintained by the Historical Committee. Contrast this with the fight to save David Guinn’s “Autumn (a.k.a Your House in the Forest).”
  • The second annual Philly Photo Day is this Friday. It’s a straightforward enough idea: take a picture of anything within the city limits on that day and submit it to be collected and shared—purely a celebration of place within time.
  • The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society declares victory with the closing of its “pop-up” urban garden experiment its at 20th & Market. Since June, it has contributed some 600 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks, as well as promoting the notion of urban gardening, as curiosity on its Twitter page shows.
  • Urbanized,” a documentary film about urban design, or “the language of cities,” will be screened at Drexel’s Mitchell Auditorium on Thursday, November 3, at 6:30PM and 9PM. Director Gary Hustwit, well known for Helvetica, will be present. Here’s the trailer.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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