The Avenue Of The Arts Spreading To North Broad

This three-story brick building at 325 N Broad St. is slated for demolition | Photo: Peter Woodall

  • PlanPhilly reports on the bitter disagreement between the Pennsylvania Ballet and the historic preservation community over the Ballet’s decision to demolish a 1910 building at 325 North Broad (currently listed on the National Register for Historic Places ) to make way for its $17.5 million dance center.
  • The Inquirer looks at the developments of the struggle to reopen North Broad’s Uptown Theater. “It’s the linchpin of the avenue,” says executive director Linda Richardson, “the northern anchor.” Also see Peter Woodall’s Last Light on the Uptown (a potential site for our 2013 festival) from earlier this week, HERE.
  • The Chicago Transit Authority has followed SEPTA by penning a deal for an “open payments” fare system, says the Atlantic Cities. At $454 million, Chicago’s contract is more than three times as expensive as Philadelphia’s $129.5 million.
  • With a $10 million renovation project planned for Walnut Hill’s Croydon apartments at 49th & Locust streets, PhillyBrick’s Wes weighs in on the “incredible arrogance that comes with playing hobo” in a building commonly known as “Paradise City.”
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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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