Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Philadelphia’

Making A Molehill Out Of Mt. Sinai

Making A Molehill Out Of Mt. Sinai

February 17, 2016  |  Last Light

The demolition of Mt. Sinai Hospital is both a lesson in hasty redevelopment and the continued erasure of South Philly's built Jewish history. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler walks the halls of the dignified, 86-year-old Art Deco building one last time with this photo essay > more

More Losses On The Preservation Front & One Thing That Really Must Be Saved

More Losses On The Preservation Front & One Thing That Really Must Be Saved

December 17, 2015  |  Soapbox

The eleventh hour of our annual fundraising campaign is here and we are only two-thirds towards meeting our goal. Historic preservationist Aaron Wunsch calls Hidden City an indispensable, cultural resource covering Philadelphia's shifting built environment and explains why you should make a contribution today > more

The Last Synagogues Of Strawberry Mansion

The Last Synagogues Of Strawberry Mansion

January 7, 2015  |  Vantage

In a city of layers, Michael Buozis uncovers a certain palimpsest: the synagogues of Strawberry Mansion, fulcrum of Jewish life between the two world wars > more

12th Street Gym Is Great, But It Used To Be The <em>Shvitz</em>

12th Street Gym Is Great, But It Used To Be The Shvitz

November 19, 2014  |  Vantage

Nothing says healthy living like a corned beef sandwich, a lit cigar, and the sauna. Ron Avery gives us an old-world tour of Camac Baths, the former Jewish bathhouse at 12th Street Gym > more

A Lost Furness Chapel And The Stories It Tells

A Lost Furness Chapel And The Stories It Tells

October 27, 2014  |  Walk the Walk

An obscure Frank Furness gem sits vacant and unused in Mount Sinai Cemetery in Frankford. Joe Brin has the details of this Moorish discovery and thoughts on Furness, preservation, and urban development > more