- Later today, Mayor Nutter and others will help unveil Philadelphia’s memorial for the three Philadelphia residents killed eleven years ago today at the World Trade Center. Located by the Schuylkill trail, just south of Chestnut Street, the design incorporates a beam taken from the fallen towers, allowing for what Stuart Appel calls “the juxtaposition of the twisted-steel relic and the reflection of the sky in the stone.”
- The Mount Airy Contempotary Artists Space will open its latest exhibit this Saturday, “Pattern Languages: Artists and Architectural Grammar,” which explores “a common fascination in and celebration of the built grammar of our lives – the syntax of roadways, the haiku of space platforms, the syncopation of tent cities, the cursive recumbence of suburban tracts, and even the intricate plumbing of the isometric view.”
Philly History Blog
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- as it was the venue for the abolitionist Hutchinson Family singers during the 1840s, who refused to perform after Mayor John Swift, fearing rioting, prohibited African-Americans from attending.
- NewsWorks tracks a decade-long legal battle regarding a deteriorating home in Germantown’s Penn-Knox neighborhood.
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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