- On this the 225th anniversary of the signing of the American Constitution, the University of Pennsylvania’s Biddle Law Library presents a lecture and exhibit concerning the legacy of James Wilson, a Philadelphian and Founding Father instrumental in framing the judicial system of the new republic. Wilson’s large desk will be on display, which is said to be “one of the most important desks in American history,” as some of the first Supreme Court opinions were penned on it.
- Naked Philly reports that the pit caused by a July water main break at 21st & Bainbridge has been filled in, yet not repaved.
- Inga Saffron talked to architectural critic and biographer Michael Lewis, leading up to this past Saturday’s unveiling of a historic marker at the birthplace of Frank Furness at 14th & Pine Streets.
- City Paper’s Isaiah Thompson wants some help in determining what a seemingly abandoned pier on the Lower Schuylkill is or has been used for.
- “The second annual Bella Vista House Tour will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. Participants will stroll through this diverse neighborhood past everything from the Ninth Street Market to the Fleisher Art Memorial to funky South Street ― en route to in-depth looks at the new and renovated rowhouses, warehouse conversions, and condos that represent the area’s architectural diversity.” For more information, click HERE.
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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