Posts Tagged ‘industrial history’

Pneumatic Philadelphia

Pneumatic Philadelphia

April 11, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. gives us a look into Philadelphia's dabbling in pneumatic mail, a Victorian method of mail delivery that had as its chief promoter in Postmaster General John Wanamaker—yes, that Wanamaker > more

Windows Into An Artist Surge Near Temple

Windows Into An Artist Surge Near Temple

April 10, 2014  |  Vantage

At Ninth & Dauphin, the Window Factory maintains its industrial past while bridging the artistic present on the edge of Temple University's North Philadelphia dominion. Philly History Truck curator Erin Bernard looks into the challenges developers face in preserving and adapting old factory buildings in transitioning neighborhoods > more

Ticonderoga To Toupees: Binder's Building On 13th Street

Ticonderoga To Toupees: Binder’s Building On 13th Street

April 2, 2014  |  Vantage

You can pass the Old Nelson Market and neighboring locksmith on 13th Street a hundred times and never notice it. But look up and see the pressed-tin sign advertising toupees, shampoo, and most noticeably, "ladies' and children's hairdressing." Molly Lester looks into the hairdresser Binder and finds an immigrant Civil War hero > more

Florists, Seeds, Cordials, And Hats: The M. Rice Building

Florists, Seeds, Cordials, And Hats: The M. Rice Building

March 3, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Through a century's worth of moving, shaking, shifting, and adapting, 1220 Spring Garden Street survives with a five-story tie to the city's industrial past. The Shadow delves into the many stories of what opened as the M. Rice Building > more

A Douredoure Situation

A Douredoure Situation

February 4, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

All the world's a stage, and all the Market Street buildings merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one building in its time plays many parts. The Shadow knows all the acts of the Douredoure Building at 2324 Market > more