- From tomorrow until Friday, the public will have the chance to view archeologists and historians at work on the west side of Columbus Boulevard, between Vine and Callowhill Streets. They are searching at the behest of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation for the structural foundations of buildings along the Delaware before even William Penn arrived in the 1680s.
- Midwood Investments & Development is planning “The Italian Marketplace,” a commercial development of 30,000 square feet at the now mostly vacant lot at the southeast corner of 9th and Washington. Naked Philly is confident that the project would prove successful, but wonders if a denser, mixed-use would make better use of the lot.
- Flying Kite looks at what “might be one of the city’s best-kept secrets,” the sculpture works and art studio of Traction Works within a 1880s trolley factory at 41st & Haverford. Making full use of the impressive 40-foot ceilings, artists collaborate with one another in many different types of media.
- NewsWorks was at Laurel Hill Cemetary this past Friday night for its first ever movie night, organized by Philadelphia Secret Cinema. Hundreds of area residents spent much of their night sitting among the gravestones, creating a “carnival atmosphere.” At $10 a ticket, the movie night is the latest attempt by the famed cemetery to make much needed and innovative use of its property.
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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