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Starting The Second Life Of A Manayunk Icon

Starting The Second Life Of A Manayunk Icon

July 16, 2014  |  News

Work officially began this week on the trail that will reconnect Lower Merion and Manayunk across the Schuylkill River by foot and by bike. Brad Maule looks back—and forward—at the nearly 100-year-old Manayunk Bridge > more

Summer Break

Summer Break

June 30, 2014  |  News

The Hidden City Daily team is taking a short summer vacation. We'll be back next Monday, July 7th. Have a great Fourth of July. > more

Jewish Iconography Destroyed In Bella Vista Synagogue's Residential Conversion

Jewish Iconography Destroyed In Bella Vista Synagogue’s Residential Conversion

June 30, 2014  |  News

The Fetfatzes family, owners of Bella Vista Beverage and the Bainbridge Street Barrel House, take pride in converting the former B'nai Reuben Synagogue—most recently the Antiquarian's Delight—into apartments, "because of the history and culture it affords." Now, in addition to the demolition of the congregation's ceiling murals, they've removed just a little more of that history and culture, with the filing off of Jewish iconography on the building's façade today > more

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

June 25, 2014  |  News

When the Family Court relocates to its new building on LOVE Park later this year, it will vacate the French-inspired structure on Logan Square it's called home for over 70 years. Max Ufberg digs in to see what will become of the New Deal-era murals, as well as a looming sculpture of a prominent judge, when the building is reborn as a luxury hotel > more

End Of The Road For Atonement (UPDATED)

End Of The Road For Atonement (UPDATED)

June 10, 2014  |  News

The 114-year-old Church of the Atonement at 47th & Kingsessing in West/Southwest Philadelphia appears to be on its death bed, as still-unconfirmed signs of demolition close in on the Furness & Evans church > more