Posts Tagged ‘industrial history’

Brooding Drueding on the Cusp

Brooding Drueding on the Cusp

May 23, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

For decades, a contiguous eight-and-ten-story complex has loomed over Fifth & Master, a behemoth reminder of the loss of industry. But! The Shadow sees light at the end of the tunnel for the Drueding Brothers building, a.k.a. the Umbrella Factory > more

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