Posts Tagged ‘industrial history’

Pencoyd Bridge Reopens In Manayunk, As Redevelopment Of Foundry Site Begins

Pencoyd Bridge Reopens In Manayunk, As Redevelopment Of Foundry Site Begins

January 11, 2017  |  Vantage

The deserted industrial site of Pencoyd Iron Works is next on a growing list of riverside redevelopment along the Schuylkill. Contributor Mick Ricereto takes us deep inside the history of the family-owned foundry and farmland that dates back to the city's founding > more

Unlisted Philadelphia: John Decker & Son

Unlisted Philadelphia: John Decker & Son

December 28, 2016  |  Vantage

Ben Leech spotlights unique and significant buildings not listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places with his architectural illustration series, Unlisted Philadelphia. With this installment, a kingly cornice in Brewerytown > more

Live Animal Holiday Tradition Lives On In Old City

Live Animal Holiday Tradition Lives On In Old City

December 20, 2016  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

For the last 43 years a live animal nativity scene has been presented during the holiday season at Old First Reformed Church in Old City. Harry K. takes a walk around the festive display and the nearly 300-year-old congregation at Fourth and Race Streets > more

When Cattle Men Reigned In The West

When Cattle Men Reigned In The West

November 21, 2016  |  Vantage

Livestock, slaughterhouses, and stock cars: these are the sights of West Philadelphia after the Civil War. Contributor Joshua Bevan introduces us to Irish immigrant cattle drover Dennis Smyth, a leading figure of the city's stockyard industry in the late 19th century > more

Writing Machines Made Here

Writing Machines Made Here

November 15, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow give us a classic example of adaptive reuse from the 1980s, when the residential conversion of an old typewriter factory in Logan Square led to a wave of new development > more