- Arborists from the U.S. Forest Service “are in the field now,” reports Flying Kite. The field site mentioned is Philadelphia—some 400 locations will be studied across the city (held in both public and private lands) by the federal agency in order to better understand successful urban canopies and the sustainable alternatives that they offer.
- Eyes on the Street says that muralist David Guinn will reinterpret Autumn in a Mural Arts Program piece on the 700 block of Catharine Street (overlooking Palumbo Park), this less than a year after developers covered over his previous look at the season at 9th & Bainbridge.
- Plan Philly’s “Look Up!” feature looks at The Rotunda building on Penn’s campus near 40th & Walnut. Originally built in 1911 as a house of worship for the First Church of Christ Scientist of Philadelphia, The Rotunda is now used as a performance venue for Penn.
- NewsWorks reports on the Philadelphia Center for Architecture’s exhibit “Neon Art: Folk, Found, Fine,” which explores the covers the gamut of neon art, from tinkerers of a mom-and-pop to some more highbrow expressions.
About the author
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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