Posts Tagged ‘Center City’

School District Recommends Closing Walter Palmer Charter

School District Recommends Closing Walter Palmer Charter

April 23, 2014  |  Morning Blend

A war of words over charter’s performance, Philly makes the DNC’s short list for 2016, not everything so rosy in Center City’s report, and a day of Shakespeare throughout the city > more

An Evening Home For Wayward Sons

An Evening Home For Wayward Sons

April 14, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Unless you've intentionally walked down Center City's Van Pelt Street between Ludlow and Chestnut Streets, chances are you have, like us, passed by the 120-year-old building home of De La Salle in Towne. But where The Shadow lurks, there be stories, and this one has a long history of social well being > more

Ticonderoga To Toupees: Binder's Building On 13th Street

Ticonderoga To Toupees: Binder’s Building On 13th Street

April 2, 2014  |  Vantage

You can pass the Old Nelson Market and neighboring locksmith on 13th Street a hundred times and never notice it. But look up and see the pressed-tin sign advertising toupees, shampoo, and most noticeably, "ladies' and children's hairdressing." Molly Lester looks into the hairdresser Binder and finds an immigrant Civil War hero > more

Pleasure Gardens, Without Worry, In The City

Pleasure Gardens, Without Worry, In The City

March 19, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

In the early 19th Century, Philadelphians wanting to get away from it all often spent an afternoon, a day or more at one of several pleasure gardens sprinkled throughout town. Focusing on the resorts located in Center City, Harry K. gives us a tour of these places of rest and recreation, which served as the Great Adventure and the Philadelphia Zoo of that era > more

The Newest Part Of The Oldest Theater

The Newest Part Of The Oldest Theater

March 17, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

The Walnut Street Theatre famously bills itself as the oldest in America, operating continuously since 1809. But its official address is actually next door at 825 Walnut, whose much younger history The Shadow Knows > more