Posts Tagged ‘Logan Square’

A Century Ago, A Series Of Skews And Slants For Streets

A Century Ago, A Series Of Skews And Slants For Streets

July 10, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. investigates the rationale and planning for Benjamin Franklin Parkway over a century ago, as well as a series of other unrealized diagonal streets that were proposed, in a calculated, efficient way, to add European sophistication and cultural grandeur to the city > more

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

June 25, 2014  |  News

When the Family Court relocates to its new building on LOVE Park later this year, it will vacate the French-inspired structure on Logan Square it's called home for over 70 years. Max Ufberg digs in to see what will become of the New Deal-era murals, as well as a looming sculpture of a prominent judge, when the building is reborn as a luxury hotel > more

Logan Square, Lincoln & The Great Sanitary Fair of 1864

Logan Square, Lincoln & The Great Sanitary Fair of 1864

June 20, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

150 years ago, while the Civil War raged, Philadelphians attended the Great Sanitary Fair on Logan Square to support the troops. Harry K takes a look at the event, which raised more than a million dollars and helped pave the way for the Centennial Exposition of 1876 > more

Wood Pulp Distribution Center Coming To Tioga Terminal

Wood Pulp Distribution Center Coming To Tioga Terminal

February 18, 2014  |  Morning Blend

The Corbett administration entices a Brazilian firm to Philly, Logan Square Family Court building to become luxury hotel, ticket shock on East Passyunk, and some old-time Philly industrial trivia > more

Groups To Appeal Variance For Franklin Institute’s Flashing Signage On Parkway

Groups To Appeal Variance For Franklin Institute’s Flashing Signage On Parkway

February 5, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Logan Square residents fight to preserve Parkway streetscape, the possibilities and difficulties in reopening Franklin Square Park’s PATCO station, targeting blight in select neighborhoods seems to be working, and the Veep to speak in University City > more