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Steve Currall

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.

Dilworth Park Preps For Winter

Dilworth Park Preps For Winter

October 19, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Dilworth Park transforming into Wintergarden, Planning Commission rejects appealing RCO applications, design competition looks at future of Philly rowhouses, and calls for council hearings on SEPTA’s CCT service > more

With Rohm & Haas Building Nomination, A Layered & Proactive Approach

With Rohm & Haas Building Nomination, A Layered & Proactive Approach

October 18, 2016  |  Morning Blend

The thinking behind an extraordinary proposal for historic protection, former Archdiocesan school moves into shuttered District school, and Temple working toward carbon-neutrality > more

Broken Window Economics

Broken Window Economics

October 17, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Study looks at indirect returns on investment in blighted neighborhoods, PennDOT awards grants on four infrastructure projects, former Italian parish church recalls advent of commercial air travel, and Grace Kelly’s family repurchases Henry Ave home > more

Historic Designation For Suffragette Meeting House In Somerton

Historic Designation For Suffragette Meeting House In Somerton

October 14, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Victorian farmhouse designated nationally historic, reuse likely for Loudoun Mansion, NGT maps out path to protect 28 more gardens, House of Corrections in need of more space, a photography exhibit at the Barnes, and the marketing gimmick of renaming Columbus Boulevard > more

Kenney “Frustrated” With Jewelers Row Preservation Saga

Kenney “Frustrated” With Jewelers Row Preservation Saga

October 12, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Kenney talks Jewelers Row, WCRP turns 30, and non-profit preps North Broad for redevelopment > more