- The Inquirer announces “an instance of artistic resurrection,” as sculptor Rafael Ferrer’s 1982 El Gran Teatro de la Luna (“The Great Theater of the Moon”) was reinstalled in Fairhill Square after 13 years of “temporary storage.” Commenting on his refurbished piece, Ferrer feels that “it looks better than it ever has.”
- Tacony residents speak of the need to refurbish their arterial Torresdale Avenue by improving shop facades and being more selective in what stores should fill any current and future vacancies.
- Philly Shark comments on plans to (finally) redevelop the Divine Lorraine Hotel at North Broad & Fairmount. While far from being approved, the designs call for a mixed use, 150-unit condominium complex, complete with a pedestrian plaza and rooftop garden.
- Plan Philly’s “Look Up!” feature provides a photo essay of the Chestnut Hill residence of Charles Adams Potter, designed by a young Wilson Eyre in 1883. The Anglecot, as it was called, “was designed in the Queen Anne style, with a mix of materials and architectural details, but with a lighter mood than the Victorian Gothic homes of the period.”
- Naked Philly updates us on the demolition and planned expansion at the Wistar Institute at 36th & Spruce.
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.