Posts Tagged ‘Chestnut Street’

A Mediterranean Breeze On Chestnut Street

A Mediterranean Breeze On Chestnut Street

February 10, 2014  |  Vantage

In the past two decades, Chestnut Street has gone through fits and starts trying to forge a retail renaissance along the historic corridor. And while CVS Pharmacy and 'preservationist' are hardly synonyms, the two coexist beautifully at 1424 Chestnut. Molly Lester looks back at the local connections that made Jacob Reed's Sons Store an architectural and retail landmark of the early 20th Century > more

Obama Promises West Philly First Dibs On Federal Investment

Obama Promises West Philly First Dibs On Federal Investment

January 9, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Mantua to get some preferential treatment, Civic Design Review Committee happy with Museum Towers' phase-two plans, a Shakespearean year for Philly, and a look back at the Corn Exchange > more

The Mid-Century “Architectural Vandalism” Of The Jayne Building

The Mid-Century “Architectural Vandalism” Of The Jayne Building

November 11, 2013  |  Morning Blend

When a block is big enough for just one mid-century style, Weccacoe playground a bit more historically significant than thought, the Arts Bank’s story, and Blatstein OKed for McIlhenny addition > more

Shining On The Schuylkill Banks

Shining On The Schuylkill Banks

November 4, 2013  |  Vantage

With an assist from the Commonwealth, the Schuykill River Development Corporation flipped the upgraded switch to relight the bridges over the Schuylkill River in Center City on September 26th. Brad Maule brings his camera and tripod for a stroll along the banks to bask in their glow > more

A Preservation At A. Pomerantz

A Preservation At A. Pomerantz

June 13, 2013  |  Vantage

At 1525 Chestnut, the longtime flagship of A. Pomerantz & Co.—which still maintains offices at 123 South Broad—remains boarded up. Jon Vimr outlines this one of 15 buildings being considered for addition to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places tomorrow by the Historical Commission > more