Posts Tagged ‘Old City’

New Haas Mural Revels In The City’s Many Architectural Layers

New Haas Mural Revels In The City’s Many Architectural Layers

July 27, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Latest work by famed muralist begins, a look at Devil's Pool, and the story of advertising told on doors > more

Historic Designation Granted To St. Augustine Frescoes In Old City

Historic Designation Granted To St. Augustine Frescoes In Old City

July 15, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Oldest known wet frescoes in US to be restored, reviewing the place of “informal authority” in Philly neighborhood politics, and the Point Breeze pop-up garden fight continues > more

Civic Design Review Committee Takes A Stand Against Lackluster Old City Apartment Proposal

Civic Design Review Committee Takes A Stand Against Lackluster Old City Apartment Proposal

July 8, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Non-binding committee wants a stand-out building for city gateway project, Philly the unequal city, and better signs for better voter engagement > more

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