- Ken Finkel chronicles the legacy of the Philadelphia rowhouse, first conceived of in the early 19th century for the wealthy, yet ensconcing itself as “the quintessential object of Industrial Philadelphia,” providing shelter for a quarter-million working class denizens in merely six years.
- With Licenses & Inspections busy papering sections of the city in hot pink, Naked Philly’s Lou Mancinelli reflects that one block in Francisville (at Girard & Ridge Avenues) provides “a microcosm of Philadelphia history. It contains glorious mansions built during the Gilded Age, which were then left behind during urban flight, ultimately transformed into housing for the working class and then left abandoned in recent decades.”
- On Friday, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation released the renderings for the Penn Street portion of the planned Central Delaware Waterfront Trail, to be opened to the public at the beginning of next summer.
- Chestnut Hill Local reviews the Quintessence Theater Group’s rendition of “Othello,” running through November 4 at Mount Airy’s Sedgwick Theater (7137 Germantown Avenue).
- For municipal information regarding the approach of Hurricane Sandy, visit the website of the Managing Director’s Office of Emergency Management, 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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