Archive for June 11th, 2012

Looking For Revolutionary Architecture? You Won't Find It At The New Museum Of The American Revolution

Looking For Revolutionary Architecture? You Won’t Find It At The New Museum Of The American Revolution

June 11, 2012  |  Possible City

Design for the new museum, at Third and Chestnut, to be revealed Tuesday, is far more reactionary and narrowly construed than was even expected > more

Origins Of The City Branch? Canal, Natural & Man-Made

Origins Of The City Branch? Canal, Natural & Man-Made

June 11, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

How did the City Branch subway rail line come to be located where along this corridor anyway? The answer, according to Harry K's Philadelphia Encyclopedia, lies in natural history: it connects the narrowest points between the rivers > more

Horace TrumPower's Gilded Age Castle

Horace TrumPower’s Gilded Age Castle

June 11, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

Go to Broad and Locust, end up in the Middle Ages, says the Shadow, who has the story on the building known for decades as the "Locust Theatre" > more

The Next Question

The Next Question

June 11, 2012  |  Possible City

On Friday, the Historical Commission gave the green light to the Episcopal Cathedral's desire to demolish two 19th century brownstones at 38th and Chestnut. Now that the expected verdict has been handed down, it's time to focus on what's to come--and to demand it be worthy of preservation in the future > more

Grays Ferry Crescent Park Opens Today

Grays Ferry Crescent Park Opens Today

June 11, 2012  |  Morning Blend

The official opening of another link in the Schuylkill River trail network, the Historical Commission okays the demolition of two buildings in the Episcopal Cathedral complex, a visit to a stable in Kensington, and tracking energy-use in larger buildings > more