New Quaker Meetinghouse Coming To Chestnut Hill

  • Philadelphia’s first Quaker Meeting House in eight decades will be built by the Chestnut Hill Meeting at 20 East Mermaid Lane. Set for a July 2013 completion, the meetinghouse will promote two of Quakerism’s architectural tenets: timeless simplicity and contemporary LEED certification.
  • Newsworks reports on last Saturday’s Love Your Park Day in Germantown’s Vernon Park. Mayor Nutter was there to open the park’s rain garden and comment on the city’s sustainability efforts.
  • NakedPhilly contributor GroJLart, whose Soapbox on Frank Furness, “Friends in High Places,” will appear on Hidden City Daily later today, thinks that the abandoned 1915 Reed Street Footbridge in Grays Ferry should be used elsewhere. “Back then, if you were going to build something, you made it look GOOD.”
  • The Mural Arts Program and The Roots are teaming up to commemorate that band’s contributions to the Philly music scene. The mural will be unveiled next summer in the South Street Headhouse Square District, encompassing the entirety of their career.
  • The Bella Vista Town Watch will host its first annual Bella Vista Open House Tour this Sunday, November 13, from 1PM to 4PM. Proceeds will go towards the non-profit’s efforts toward the zoning, beautification and safety of the neighborhood.
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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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