When Philly Saved The Urban Squirrel

 

Courtesy of the Harvard University Archives, via The Atlantic Cities

Courtesy of the Harvard University Archives, via The Atlantic Cities

  • Naked Philly is underwhelmed at the long-awaited rehab of 1244 Ridge Avenue. When the site shared a rendering from Harman Deutsch this summer they were excited “that the look of the building would be restored to something that echoed its historic appearance while also looking forward.” Yet what is there is missing “something.” Stucco? Altered windows? My vote is on the less defined metal bays.
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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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