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Ethan Wallace

Ethan Wallace attended Temple University, where he received a BA in Communications. He has always been interested in the forgotten, unknown, or unseen parts of the city and has spent the last several years photographing Philly’s hidden and vanishing locations. He is also involved with the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pa. More of Ethan's photography can be seen More of Ethan's photography can be seen HERE

Goodbye, Paradise City

Goodbye, Paradise City

December 7, 2012  |  Vantage

Ethan Wallace remembers the Croyden Apartments, a.k.a. "Paradise City." Once the largest squat in the city, the apartment complex was a haven for crust punks, street kids, and modern hobos on their way through town > more

Memorials Of Brick

Memorials Of Brick

October 22, 2012  |  Last Light

In Philadelphia, smokestacks were once the most prominent feature of the skyline, competing only with church spires for dominance of the horizon. They towered above every mill, factory, and plant, rising hundreds of feet into a smog choked sky > more

Almost Heaven On The Eighth Floor

Almost Heaven On The Eighth Floor

July 25, 2012  |  Last Light

As the former refrigerated warehouses at Delaware Avenue and Beach Streets become the "Waterview Grande" apartments, Ethan Wallace remembers another recent use: the Eighth Floor nightclub, which closed in 2003. Here's the interior of the club, empty and silent--a memory > more

Even Slums In The City Of The Dead

Even Slums In The City Of The Dead

May 11, 2012  |  Found

Ethan Wallace discovers that even cities of the dead have separatist enclaves, ethnically and racially diverse neighborhoods, elite suburbs, and yes, slums > more

North Broad's Other Tower

North Broad’s Other Tower

February 23, 2012  |  Soapbox

The Divine Lorraine is getting a lot of attention from the city and the media (ourselves included) these days. But as Ethan Wallace points out, there is another magnificent apartment building rotting in relative anonymity a scant three miles up Broad Street > more