Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania Railroad’

Tracing The 'Chinese Wall' In Center City

Tracing The ‘Chinese Wall’ In Center City

October 2, 2013  |  Vantage

Center City's highrise corridor is, relative to Philadelphia's 17th century origins, very young. Shadowbat turns back pages and goes underground to find the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Chinese Wall" foundations between Broad Street and 30th Street Station > more

Superstructure At 33rd In Thirds

Superstructure At 33rd In Thirds

September 13, 2013  |  Vantage

Little fanfare accompanies the short trek between Fairmount Park's East Park and Lemon Hill sections, but under your feet (or tires), the 33rd Street superstructure, including an unusual brick skew arch tunnel, is still doing the job it was created to do at the turn of the 20th Century > more

Schuylkill River Trail: Shawmont–MontCo Open Again, Better Than Ever

Schuylkill River Trail: Shawmont–MontCo Open Again, Better Than Ever

March 28, 2013  |  Buzz

The Schuylkill River Trail is back in business between Shawmont and Montgomery County. Mike Szilagyi tells us how it got here—and where it's going > more

A Short History Of A Short Street

A Short History Of A Short Street

February 27, 2013  |  Vantage

Just about every building and block is a lens on history. Here's South St. Bernard Street in West Philly and an historical narrative told through the maps and other resources available on-line > more

Honoring The Stars

Honoring The Stars

April 13, 2012  |  Vantage

This Sunday, on the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball, the two surviving members of the Negro League's Philadelphia Stars will be honored at the site of the old stadium at 44th and Parkside. Quizzo Master Johnny Goodtimes brings us their story > more