- NewsWorks offers up a photo tour of the Battle of Germantown, reenacted once more on the site of the fight that would ensure the capture of Philadelphia by the British.
- Naked Philly reports that the recently shuttered Annunciation BVM School at 12th & Wharton Streets will indeed be transformed into an apartment complex. The historically designated building has 69,000 square feet of interior space, affording developers enough room to create about 50 units.
- The Take Back Vacant Land campaign has announced the three best and worst vacant lots in the city. The “Garden Oasis” at 2417 North Mascher Street received tops honors in the contest, conceived as a means of drawing attention to the unnecessarily onerous process that citizens must undertake in order to develop the city’s over 40,000 vacant lots.
- According to Plan Philly, the toughest part of the Walt Whitman Bridge’s renovation has been completed. When the last of the construction crews leave the Delaware River span in the spring of 2014, motorists will enjoy a smoother ride, says the project’s Chief Engineer Mike Venuto.
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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