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Fragments Of The Franco Belgium Society In Frankford

Fragments Of The Franco Belgium Society In Frankford

April 20, 2015  |  Vantage

Underneath a thick coating of concrete and graffiti lies the former home of The Franco Belgium Society. Memories of the French and Belgian presence that arrived in Frankford during WWI has mostly been lost to a neighborhood exodus in the 1960's and fading recollections. Contributor Max Marin gathers the last remaining fragments of the community and the clubhouse on Deal Street > more

New Delaware Avenue Development Proposals Put Maritime Supply Warehouse In A Corner

New Delaware Avenue Development Proposals Put Maritime Supply Warehouse In A Corner

April 17, 2015  |  News, Vantage

Time bought for the former Edward Corner Marine Merchandize Warehouse in a zoning meeting Wednesday night. Fishtown neighbors shot down developer Michael Samschick's large-scale mixed-use proposals for the three adjoining lots along Delaware Avenue. Contributor Stephen Stofka was there and has a few take-away recommendations for a less sprawling, more conscientious treatment of the blocks > more

The Curious Case Of Body Snatching At Lebanon Cemetery

The Curious Case Of Body Snatching At Lebanon Cemetery

April 13, 2015  |  Vantage

Like many of the city's historic resting places, Lebanon Cemetery in South Philadelphia eventually gave way to urban expansion. Though, shortly before the African-American burial ground was developed for what is now Point Breeze and Girard Estates, a firestorm of sensational headlines erupted in the late 1800's after a grave robber was apprehended while allegedly stealing corpses for Jefferson Medical College. Contributor Erin McLeary has the lurid details > more

Marked Potential: District Health Center #1

Marked Potential: District Health Center #1

April 8, 2015  |  Marked Potential, Vantage

It is one thing to come up with creative ideas for reusing buildings worthy of a second life and another to blueprint the bones of a solid plan. Interior architect and designer Shila Griffith does both with her new series, "Marked Potential." First up is the curvy, mid-century modern Public Health Center #1 at Broad and Lombard > more

Many Ways To Skin A Row House

Many Ways To Skin A Row House

April 5, 2015  |  Vantage

As the housing boom hammers along developers continue to experiment with residential façade design leaving simple, brick and mortar row home exteriors looking almost quaint. Ariel and Grace Diliberto checks out a few new faces in the neighborhood with this row house roundup > more