- Archaeologists have apparently come across ship pegs (used before nails) at the West Shipyard excavation site on a Columbus Boulevard parking lot, says Plan Philly. Also, a series of logs and differences in soil types has shown how the 17th century pioneers of Penn’s Woods extended waterfront eastwards.
- Philly Shark is dreaming of the Olympics coming to Philadelphia. While 2024 is the earliest possible date for the International Games in the Quaker City, reality dictates that something farther off, say 2040, might be required to re-create a city truly worthy of being deemed a “world-class city.”
- Writing for the Philly History Blog, Technically Philly looks at “100 years of the signage debate in Market East.” The traditional abhorrence of what was regarded as the illumination of clutter in New York’s Times Square has recently given way to a sense in the development potential in relaxing signage restriction from 7th to 13th Streets.
- Sign this petition to voice your opposition to the University of Pennsylvania’s claim that their historic antebellum Italianate mansion at 40th & Pine Streets is a financial hardship.
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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