- NewsWorks tours the changing spaces within the Wayne Junction Historic District’s Max Levy Autograph Co. building, which developer Ken Weinstein hopes to convert into artist studios and offices. In the meanwhile, he’ll have to figure out some creative way to remove the hulking machinery that currently grace the ornate factory.
- Concern is mounting over the fate of the historic Victorian-style Bunting House at 5901 Ridge Avenue. The recent purchasers of the property say that needed renovations would be too costly, but Councilman Curtis Jones is doing his best to have the demolition permit revoked for the time being.
- The Roxy, the perpetually shuttering cinema near Rittenhouse Square, is once again set to close its doors in November. The owner promises to search for another operator, one interested in featuring the niche of independent films that he feels should represent the theater.
- Four or five tall ships are on their way to the central Delaware, says CBS Philly. They will form part of the Old City Seaport Festival, which runs from October 5 to 7.
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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