Posts Tagged ‘Christ Church’

How Franklin’s Grave Became A Monument And Philadelphians Were Persuaded To Like It

How Franklin’s Grave Became A Monument And Philadelphians Were Persuaded To Like It

April 19, 2017  |  Vantage

Nearly 70 years after Benjamin Franklin’s death, public outcry demanding honor for the Founding Father transformed a battered, overgrown gravesite into a popular tourist destination. But the real story isn't at all what we've been told. Join Mark Dixon as he uncovers truth and public deception behind the hole in the wall at Benjamin Franklin's grave > more

A Pipeline For Economic Growth & Environmental Regression

A Pipeline For Economic Growth & Environmental Regression

April 4, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Advocates for Philly energy hub sketch action plan, Old City District Envisions 2026, and the end of the line for much of the Blue Horizon > more

Papal Visit To Be Commemorated With North Philly Mural

Papal Visit To Be Commemorated With North Philly Mural

May 29, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Mural Arts Program teams up with the World Meeting of Families, Germantown preservationists reach settlement in Wissahickon Playground case, SEPTA announces major purchase, and scenes from the N3RD St Farmers Market > more

A Newer Pavilion For An Older Bell

A Newer Pavilion For An Older Bell

April 24, 2013  |  Buzz

An RFQ has been put out by Christ Church for a new facility to house its historic Great Bell—a bell cast fifty years before the Liberty Bell at the same foundry > more

Skyscraper Page, Circa 1755

Skyscraper Page, Circa 1755

December 3, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

For nearly a century, it stood in the record books: America's tallest building. Harry K reaches into his Encyclopedia for the story of Christ Church, earliest icon of the city > more