Last Leaf Of Bella Vista Mural Falls

  • It’s official: developers secured the zoning variance needed to construct a row-house at 9th & Bainbridge, hiding David Guinn’s Autumn (Your House in the Forest) mural—until he paints it somewhere else.
  • The Inquirer reports on local municipalities’ (in Philadelphia, Chester, and Montgomery counties) unease with Harrisburg’s redistricting plan, which they claim would divide homogenous minority communities, diluting much of the influence they currently possess.
  • City Paper surveys Chestnut Hill’s opinions of the development machinations of Richard Snowden, who owns 35 properties on Germantown Avenue. His current struggle to construct a towering mixed-use on the 8200 block has incited the greatest backlash yet.
  • NakedPhilly checks up on the nearly complete 25,000 square foot, mixed-used building at Fairmount & Uber streets (by Harman Deutsch Architects) in Fairmount.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. NickFromGermantown

    It’s a shame that of all the murals that have to be covered it’s this one. Regardless, this is a good thing. No matter how nice the mural is, the blight of a undeveloped lot should outweigh and development should proceed.

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