- The Philly History Blog looks back at the early days of the automobile on Philadelphia’s streets, in which it became clear to many that the ever-increasing numbers of cars would one day bring seemingly irrevocable changes to the American city.
- Temple News says that the University’s $22.5 million parking garage at 11th & Montgomery will be ready by May. “Before Temple acquired the land where the garage now sits, the lot was used as a dirt parking lot, infamous for its lack of regulation and security.”
- The City’s plan to remake the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in order to allow for “More Park, Less Way” will be presented tonight. Talking of the desire for increased human interaction with the civic space, Penn Praxis’ Harris Steinberg says, “citizens who live on either side of the parkway are really beginning to claim the space, and I think they’re just really going to be excited about what’s to come.”
- Naked Philly reports that thirty-two homes are progressing nicely at Front & Willow Streets, “in the shadow of I95.” Rather than a piecemeal construction programs, The Townhomes at 412 Luxe are being erected in unison for the sake of hitting the ground running with some added density into this generally blighted area.
- The Gravers Lane Gallery will present “The Stained Glass Project: Windows that Open Doors” today, from 4PM to 6PM. The pieces were made by students from Germantown High School “who are improving their lives while enhancing the lives of others through the joy of art.”
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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