Posts Tagged ‘Old City’

Too New For Old City?

Too New For Old City?

June 23, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Historical Commission to consider PMC proposal, Brown introduces bill to facilitate green roofs, and some more duplexes almost ready near TempleU > more

Salvaging The City's Cast Iron Past With Traces Of The Brock Building

Salvaging The City’s Cast Iron Past With Traces Of The Brock Building

June 15, 2015  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The Brock Building on Delaware Avenue was thought to be the oldest known surviving cast iron building in the nation until its demolition in the late 1970s. Located where the 252-unit residential project, One Water Street, is currently being built, arches and elements of the structure's historic façade were salvaged by two local architects, much of which now belongs to the Smithsonian. Harry K. gets heavy with this story of safe keeping and the city's 19th century cast iron craze > more

Old City District To Facilitate Infill Development Before 2026

Old City District To Facilitate Infill Development Before 2026

June 11, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Honoring a quarter-millennium of American history with economic development, hucksters on Dock Street, Phillies mural finally set for summer unveiling, and civic aims to improve Ridge Avenue > more

The Studio Craft Movement & Urban Revitalization

The Studio Craft Movement & Urban Revitalization

May 7, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Fifty years of American Studio Crafts in Philadelphia, derelict building demolition initiative announced, SEPTA and City remove trolley tracks, and touring St. Francis de Sales > more

A Slim And Sturdy Survivor On Race Street

A Slim And Sturdy Survivor On Race Street

April 27, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The attractively slender, condo-converted factory at Race and Orianna Streets is a testament to resilience. Multiple industrial renovations, fire, and prolonged vacancy has kept the former Saxe Paper Company building on its toes for over a century. The Shadow gives us a nickel tour inside this brick beauty's history > more