Posts Tagged ‘William Penn’

Respectfully Remembering the Affable One

Respectfully Remembering the Affable One

May 7, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

On a recent day in early May, a group of citizens gathered in Old City to honor Tamanend, whose tall statue resides over the I-95 on-ramp at Front & Market Streets. Harry K. looks back at Chief Tamanend, the principal Lenni-Lenape leader who welcomed William Penn upon his arrival to this region so long ago, and why the good-natured and honorable sachem should be celebrated today > more

School District To Reportedly Unload Four Properties

School District To Reportedly Unload Four Properties

February 27, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Deals would net City less than half of promised funds, take 2 for Blumberg apartments in Sharswood, Calder’s depiction of William Penn, and Lancaster Square brings its namesake hope > more

Before Even Old Original Bookbinder's: An Official Indian Reservation

Before Even Old Original Bookbinder’s: An Official Indian Reservation

October 24, 2013  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Myth or history? In 1755, John Penn, grandson of the founder, deeded a lot near Second and Walnut into perpetuity for the use of Native Americans when they came to Philadelphia. Harry K digs deep into his Encyclopedia for the story that lies adjacent to Jose Garces' new restaurant > more

Honoring William Penn's Steps, At Last

Honoring William Penn’s Steps, At Last

October 9, 2013  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K gives us the story of the Wood Street Steps, which will receive a Pennsylvania State Historical Marker at a ceremony at noon on October 12th. The welcomed marker will celebrate the steps' longevity, and their purpose, as well as commemorate the other Penn stairs--which no longer exist > more

How Philly Got Its Shape

How Philly Got Its Shape

September 26, 2013  |  Vantage

That strange Philly shape: how did it get there? And why? Steve Currall traces all the geopolitical, economic, municipal, and accidental sources that led to the setting of Philadelphia's boundaries, imaginary, and sometimes hidden lines of destiny > more