Historic Nineteenth Century Glass Works Unearthed

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  • The federally mandated work on I-95 through the River Wards has unearthed the focal point of 19th century Philadelphia’s glass-making industry. Of a similar ilk of utopian communities during the same period, Dyottville was a self-sufficient community removed from the more familiar trappings of big-city life. Plan Philly’s article also features video footage of the archaeologists’ dig site.
  • Philly Bricks challenges the city’s uneven, often hypocritical NIMBYism, within the context of height concerns of the added story of the Family Court Building. The more potent irregularities however, rest in the city’s knack for spot zoning, which “allows developers and property owners to muscle out the competition without being required to offer the razzle dazzle that a competitive environment is intended to produce.”
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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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