A Moving Monument

A Moving Monument

December 5, 2016  |  News

Nearly four years after Hidden City proposed relocating the forlorn Newkirk Viaduct Monument from the side of the train tracks to the forthcoming Bartram's Mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail system... that has happened. Brad Maule has the story of the 177-year-old monument's relocation > more

Permit And Postponement Put Jewelers Row In Urgent Jeopardy

Permit And Postponement Put Jewelers Row In Urgent Jeopardy

November 10, 2016  |  News

Historical Commission shelves voting on nominations for 704 and 706-08 Sansom Street on Jewelers Row for 90 days. Michael Bixler reports > more

On Preserving Bacon’s Neighborhood

On Preserving Bacon’s Neighborhood

November 7, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Thoughts on saving the inauthentic authenticity of Society Hill; water main breaks, again, in East Falls; and Southwark Elementary to hatch dragon schoolyard design > more

Treating The Civil War’s Wounded In West Philly

Treating The Civil War’s Wounded In West Philly

November 4, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Looking back at Satterlee General Hospital, PMA receives 5 Twombly sculptures, a “Sanctuary” in the Gayborhood, posters promote democracy, and PHL makes top ten list > more

Art Commission Scoffs At Commercializing Municipal Façades

Art Commission Scoffs At Commercializing Municipal Façades

November 3, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Body rejects plans for vinyl mesh signage, 1200 earns LEED Gold, and South Philly’s Palumbo Park redesigned > more

Slow Build On Graterford Replacement

Slow Build On Graterford Replacement

November 2, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Checking in on delayed Phoenix facility in Montco, a renovated park reopens in Old City, a solar powered parklet in Tacony, and North Broad apartment tower proposal goes to ZBA > more

In Delaware County, Early National Quarantine Center To Be Preserved

In Delaware County, Early National Quarantine Center To Be Preserved

October 31, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Lazaretto to become offices by 2018, Mural Arts to step up conservation efforts, and Northwest Philly gets $1M development grant > more

Inside The Empty, Gilded Halls Of Elkins Estate

Inside The Empty, Gilded Halls Of Elkins Estate

February 16, 2017  |  Last Light

Photographer Kris Catherine gives an exclusive look inside the opulent mansions of Elkins Estate > more

La Salle University Threatens Germantown Landmarks

La Salle University Threatens Germantown Landmarks

February 9, 2017  |  Soapbox

On Friday, the Historical Commission will consider legal protections for two historic Germantown homes. Owners La Salle University will oppose the nominations to retain their right to demolition. Arielle Harris makes a case for saving these two Wister family properties and reveals La Salle's long tradition of razing neighborhood landmarks > more

Colonial Dames? Yes, Still Active (And Growing) On Latimer Street

Colonial Dames? Yes, Still Active (And Growing) On Latimer Street

February 2, 2017  |  Vantage

Contributor Karen Chernick checks in at the Pennsylvania headquarters of the Colonial Dames of America where the Spirit of '76 is alive and kicking > more

On Spruce Street, A Symphony Of Fading History

On Spruce Street, A Symphony Of Fading History

January 31, 2017  |  Vantage

Contributor Rob McClung opens the door of 1617 Spruce, where the Philadelphia Musical Academy once filled the street with the sounds of classical music > more

SEPTA's Plan For Natural Gas Plant May Put Nicetown Residents In Harm's Way

SEPTA’s Plan For Natural Gas Plant May Put Nicetown Residents In Harm’s Way

January 27, 2017  |  Soapbox

Last November SEPTA officials voted in favor of building a natural gas power plant in Nicetown. Laura Cofksy, staff member of the environmental advocacy group 350 Philadelphia, says the health risks from air pollution to the 37,000 residents living there could be detrimental > more