Posts Tagged ‘William Penn’

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

August 28, 2015  |  Walk the Walk

If you've ever feel like the city is just a tad off we have validating news for you. Philadelphia was built a few degrees left from its true north axis point. Contributor Joe Brin talks cartography and William Penn's city plan with Frank Morelli, Survey Bureau manager of the Streets Department > more

Port Authority Getting Serious About $10 Million Renovation Of Franklin Square Station

Port Authority Getting Serious About $10 Million Renovation Of Franklin Square Station

August 25, 2014  |  Morning Blend

With a “renaissance,” Franklin Square Station might reopen; Philly renters more involved than first thought; Comcast VP confident in philanthropy’s ability to fund DNC and Pope visit; Quaker modesty and tree naming; and Mini Golf in a South Kensington warehouse > more

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