Posts Tagged ‘West Philadelphia’

Cryptoporticus Exposed: Tunnels Beneath Woodlands Mansion Bare All

Cryptoporticus Exposed: Tunnels Beneath Woodlands Mansion Bare All

January 28, 2015  |  News

Cryptoportiwho? Michael Bixler went urban spelunking inside the network of service tunnels that lie beneath Hamilton's Mansion with Woodlands Cemetery executive director Jessica Baumert. Open to the elements after more than a century, the subterranean passageways are currently undergoing major structural restoration > more

Furness Church Escapes Demolition, Will Be Reused For School Space

Furness Church Escapes Demolition, Will Be Reused For School Space

January 23, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Penn professor preserves Episcopal Church of the Atonement, a remnant from the early days of the Lincoln Highway, SOSNA considered Washington Ave mixed use, and some "Vintage Vaudeville" on display at the Barnes > more

Correction - Sloan Mansion Days Are Numbered: Penn Can Proceed Without Permits, Says Historical Commission

Correction – Sloan Mansion Days Are Numbered: Penn Can Proceed Without Permits, Says Historical Commission

January 9, 2015  |  Buzz

Bad news for the John P. Levy House at 40th and Pine. Condition goes, says the Historical Commission, approving the University of Pennsylvania's request to remove a proviso that barres them from razing the mansion before proper permits are obtained and building plans established > more

Public Green Plans For 40th Street Trolley Portal To Break Ground In 2015

Public Green Plans For 40th Street Trolley Portal To Break Ground In 2015

January 9, 2015  |  News

Plans to transform the 40th Street Trolley Portal into a meadowy, transit oasis are shovel ready and in motion. Ten years in the concept phase, the project recently gained momentum from the success of activating underutilized public spaces like The Porch at 30th Street Station and Dilworth Plaza. Construction at the portal is slated to begin this year > more

West Powelton Residents Debate Future Of Wiota Street Garden

West Powelton Residents Debate Future Of Wiota Street Garden

January 8, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A heated community meeting reveals divergent philosophies of growth, community planning in South Philly, considering the dispersion of Eds N’ Meds, and a look at the city’s persistent prison problem > more