Posts Tagged ‘Chestnut Street’

My Favorite Place: The Light Research Lab At Thomas Jefferson University

My Favorite Place: The Light Research Lab At Thomas Jefferson University

December 3, 2014  |  My Favorite Place

In the early 20th century offices of 1015 Chestnut Street, experiments with light and space travel converge. Photonic researcher Ben Warfield leads us out of the abyss and into the sensory control pods of his favorite place > more

The Gilded Mall Of Market Street: Gimbels Had It

The Gilded Mall Of Market Street: Gimbels Had It

November 24, 2014  |  Vantage

Where the great Gimbels department store once stood a parking lot sits today. With the recent rejection of a casino license for the site, it looks like it may stay that way for now. Shadowbat has the story behind this long gone, cherished Philadelphia institution and the development black hole that is left in its place at 8th and Market > more

The Other Shoe Drops On Modernist Landmark

The Other Shoe Drops On Modernist Landmark

August 13, 2014  |  Vantage

Coward Shoe Store on Chestnut Street was once a testament to post-war modernism. With demolition close at hand, the Stonorov and Kahn building gives way to the cycle of redevelopment > more

Paced For Growth At 1900 Chestnut

Paced For Growth At 1900 Chestnut

May 8, 2014  |  Vantage

Whether a 26-story tower ultimately rises from it or not, the understated three-story Art Deco building at 19th & Chestnut will remain a testament to local Civil Rights. Brad Maule dips into the history of 1900 Chestnut, which pathbreaking lawyer Raymond Pace Alexander built in 1935 because no one would lease modern space suitable for his growing African American law firm > more

Take A Look At What’s To Come For 19th & Chestnut

Take A Look At What’s To Come For 19th & Chestnut

April 29, 2014  |  Morning Blend

26-stories of density coming to Rittenhouse, Cutler replaces expired $1.1 million grant for Race Street Pier, new owner to renovate N. Broad telecom hub, and a look at next year’s Walnut Lane Bridge project > more