Posts Tagged ‘University City’

Sifting Through Fairmount Park

Sifting Through Fairmount Park

August 3, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Digging up Japan’s introduction to the Western world in Fairmount Park, Penn’s year ahead in building, West Philly bridge being replaced, and flappers and bootleggers in Torresdale > more

Mrs. Venturi’s House And The Post Modern Paradox

Mrs. Venturi’s House And The Post Modern Paradox

July 20, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Iconic manifesto for Post Modernism for sale, Chestnut’s Hale Building to be renovated, suburban senior living in East Kensington, and a new parklet in University City > more

The House That Whist Built

The House That Whist Built

July 20, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

West Philadelphia is full of eccentric architectural history and the corner of 41st and Irving only adds more layers. The Late Victorian home at 247 South 41st Street was built by Philadelphia's elite in the late 1800s for a clubhouse to worship and play the plain-trick playing card game, Whist, a precursor to Bridge. The Shadow deals the first hand to tell the story of this long forgotten gaming den > more

Dreaming Big Over The Railyards

Dreaming Big Over The Railyards

June 16, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Open house to offer peek at current thinking on capping the UCity rail yard, yearnings for preservation in Roxborough, Walter Smith School to be reused, and admiring the architecture of the Strawberry “Villa” > more

Upping Your Seat Cred

Upping Your Seat Cred

June 4, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Active seating in University City, “Speaking Out For Equality” opens tomorrow, returning to The Woodlands, storefront advocacy on Pine Street, and Wi-Fi at Boathouse Row > more