New Memorial Honors Philadelphia Victims Of 9/11

 

A worker cleans the September 11 memorial | photo: David Maialetti | philly.com

  • The Mount Airy Contempotary Artists Space will open its latest exhibit this Saturday, “Pattern Languages: Artists and Architectural Grammar,” which explores “a common fascination in and celebration of the built grammar of our lives – the syntax of roadways, the haiku of space platforms, the syncopation of tent cities, the cursive recumbence of suburban tracts, and even the intricate plumbing of the isometric view.”
      The

Philly History Blog

      stresses that

while the Music Fund Hall at 8th & Locust may have been removed from the list of National Historic Landmarks in 1989, it “stands as a genuine American site of conscience,”

    as it was the venue for the abolitionist Hutchinson Family singers during the 1840s, who refused to perform after Mayor John Swift, fearing rioting, prohibited African-Americans from attending.
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