Posts Tagged ‘industrial history’

200-Plus Years Of Transforming Girard Square

200-Plus Years Of Transforming Girard Square

March 16, 2016  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Dynamic transformations of our urban landscape are redefining where we work, live and play. Harry K gives us a grand, historic tour of 11th and Market where the East Market redevelopment project is reshaping a 200-year-old city square > more

So What's Happened With All Those Buildings?

So What’s Happened With All Those Buildings?

March 14, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow steps back to give an update on 13 buildings featured on the Hidden City Daily over the last four years > more

Dubble Bubble & Baseball Cards: Philadelphia's Fleer Legacy

Dubble Bubble & Baseball Cards: Philadelphia’s Fleer Legacy

February 22, 2016  |  Vantage

Pitchers and catchers have reported for spring training, a welcome harbinger of warmer days and a sober reminder of the Phillies' rebuilding. Brad Maule gets into the baseball spirit and profiles Fleer, the bubble gum and baseball card company that called Philly home until 1996 > more

Flexible Flyer Factory Glides Into Obscurity

Flexible Flyer Factory Glides Into Obscurity

February 8, 2016  |  Vantage

If it wasn't for Philadelphia and the S.L. Allen & Co. the mortality rate of snow sledders at the turn of the century would have been much higher. The farming implement maker introduced steering to sleds in 1900 with their popular Flexible Flyer, taking winter recreation by storm. New contributor Robert Masciantonio has the backstory and takes us inside the old manufacturing plant in Fairhill > more

Whitman’s Chocolates Building Bids A Bittersweet Farewell

Whitman’s Chocolates Building Bids A Bittersweet Farewell

January 25, 2016  |  Vantage

With little consideration or consternation, the last remaining facility of Philadelphia's own Whitman's Chocolates has been approved for demolition. Contributor Oscar Beisert has the history of the famous confectioner's production site at 5th and Race and the details on how buildings protected in historic districts can sometimes be hastily brushed aside > more