Posts Tagged ‘neighborhood history’

Digging Up Vine Street In Search Of Old Skid Row

Digging Up Vine Street In Search Of Old Skid Row

April 26, 2017  |  Vantage

Public health scholar Steve Metraux exhumes the heart of Philadelphia's Skid Row, buried under the Vine Street Expressway by the hands of urban renewal. > more

In Belmont, The Making Of A

In Belmont, The Making Of A “City Of Villas”

January 20, 2017  |  Vantage

Contributor Joshua Bevan takes us on an architectural tour of Belmont, where the origins and growth of the neighborhood can still be read in its distinctive homes > more

On Jewelers Row, Oral History Project Goes Beyond The Bench Work

On Jewelers Row, Oral History Project Goes Beyond The Bench Work

October 12, 2016  |  Vantage

Behind the scenes on Jewelers Row, family history and a vibrant, multicultural community is revealed through interviews with designers and merchants along the historic commercial corridor > more

On Sleepy Richmond Street, A Spark Of Renewal Catches Wind

On Sleepy Richmond Street, A Spark Of Renewal Catches Wind

September 16, 2016  |  News

After years of gradual decline, efforts to reenergize historic Richmond Street in Port Richmond are putting down roots. Michael Bixler takes a look > more

Ring The Alarm! Now Is The Time To Protect Philly’s Historic Firehouses

Ring The Alarm! Now Is The Time To Protect Philly’s Historic Firehouses

August 15, 2016  |  Vantage

Ken Finkel hits the emergency signal with this survey of Philly's architecturally diverse stock of historic firehouses, many of which sit imperiled by neglect and development. > more