Rodeph Shalom As A Beacon On North Broad



Photo: Plan Philly

  • Plan Philly looks at the addition to Congregation Rodeph Shalom at North Broad & Mount Vernon Streets, an $18 million endeavor that will add 17,000-square-feet to the existing 1928 structure, allowing for more classrooms, events and gallery space, a seminar room, as well as an exterior courtyard. Illuminated channel glass will provide a “beacon on the Broad Street” and allow for greater interaction between the congregation and the neighborhood being reinvigorated by development just outside.
  • For its Delorean Time Machine feature, Naked Philly reviews the past lives of the northeast corner of 12th & Locust Streets, now Knock Restaurant and Bar. For much of the 19th century, this was the home of the Locust Street Grammar School. In response to increasing dropout rates, the Philadelphia Trades School opened in its place in 1906. “The school provided a basic education in math and English while also dedicating half of each day to trades such as carpentry, architectural drawing, electrical construction, pattern making and printing.”
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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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