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Michael Bixler

Michael Bixler is a writer, photographer, and managing editor of Hidden City Daily. He is a former arts and entertainment reporter with Mountain Xpress weekly in Asheville, North Carolina and a native of South Carolina. Bixler has a keen interest in adaptive reuse, underappreciated architecture, contemporary literature and art, and forward-thinking dialogue about people and place. mmbixler.tumblr.com

Committee Recommends 19 Properties For The Philadelphia Register

Committee Recommends 19 Properties For The Philadelphia Register

June 15, 2016  |  Buzz

A packed agenda and double-digit recommendations made at the meeting of the Committee on Historical Designation today at 1616 Arch Street. Michael Bixler has the results > more

Fairmount Park First Major Urban Park System To Get Google Street View Treatment

Fairmount Park First Major Urban Park System To Get Google Street View Treatment

May 12, 2016  |  Buzz

Google mapping program will bring virtual hiking to Fairmount Park > more

Tourist Photos From 1981 Reveal The Heart Of

Tourist Photos From 1981 Reveal The Heart Of “Old Philadelphia”

May 6, 2016  |  Last Light

A found collection of tourist photos from the summer of 1981 captures the character of the city > more

Reaction To 19th Street Baptist Demo Scare Points Up Changing Sensitivity At L&I

Reaction To 19th Street Baptist Demo Scare Points Up Changing Sensitivity At L&I

April 28, 2016  |  News

A demolition notice mistakenly placed on the doors of 19th Street Baptist Church in Point Breeze sent the preservation and planning community in hot pursuit of answers this week. Michael Bixler reports > more

Historic Estate And Underground Railroad Station Under Threat In Plymouth Meeting

Historic Estate And Underground Railroad Station Under Threat In Plymouth Meeting

April 20, 2016  |  News

At Butler and Germantown Pikes, plans for a dense suburban subdivision threaten to dissolve the Corson Estate, a 10 acre parcel rich in abolitionist history and an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Michael Bixler reports > more