Posts Tagged ‘Frank Furness’

The Floating Church And Its Successors Along The Delaware

The Floating Church And Its Successors Along The Delaware

February 21, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K's beloved riverfront has two sides, don't ya know. And once upon a time, in the mid-19th Century, a church boat—an actual church, built on a seafaring vessel—trawled both sides of it, before being moved to firm ground in Camden. This Harry K Encyclopedia entry examines the legendary Floating Church of the Redeemer > more

Long In Limbo, Renovation Now Likely At Lincoln Building

Long In Limbo, Renovation Now Likely At Lincoln Building

November 15, 2013  |  News

After years of legal wrangling following a 2006 fire, renovation is finally beginning on the Wash West landmark. Christopher Mote unravels the story of law suits, fraud claims, and rulings by a special rabbinical court > more

Tracing The 'Chinese Wall' In Center City

Tracing The ‘Chinese Wall’ In Center City

October 2, 2013  |  Vantage

Center City's highrise corridor is, relative to Philadelphia's 17th century origins, very young. Shadowbat turns back pages and goes underground to find the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Chinese Wall" foundations between Broad Street and 30th Street Station > more

Preparing A Provident Future

Preparing A Provident Future

August 28, 2013  |  Vantage

From its three-masted ship atop a golden domed cupola, the Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building has watched over its West Philadelphia neighborhood for 85 years. In telling its history, Sam Robinson finds the relationship between building and neighborhood tenuous. As the City makes plans to relocate the Police headquarters and Public Health offices there, the relationship might continue that way > more

A Moment For Atonement

A Moment For Atonement

April 4, 2013  |  Last Light

Another Furness church is likely going the way of the dodo. Brad Maule took his camera there to bid it a proper farewell, just in case > more