A Look Inside Gilded Age Parkside

 

Photo: Charles J. Bender, May 27, 1954

Photo: Charles J. Bender, May 27, 1954

  • Tomorrow, from noon to 3PM, the Fairmount Park Conservancy invites all to come out to Spruce Hill’s Clark Park for preemptive Earth Day spring-cleaning. If civically minded volunteer work isn’t enough to get you out to 43rd & Baltimore on a weekend morning, perhaps the after party at Local 44 (4333 Spruce Street) sponsored by the Great Lakes Brewing Company will do the trick. According to a press release, “the first 30 volunteers at the clean-up event will be eligible to receive gifts such as a daypack, aluminum water bottle, locally-sourced bandana and – for those aged 21 or over – three wooden nickel tokens, each good for a pint at the after-party.”
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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. I believe there is a dedication for the stotesbury pergolas on Lincoln is set for June 4th at 11. I am the fella who built them. Scott. Axehandletimber.com and timberhandle.buzzandsoul.com

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