Why The Flying Saucer Deserves Your LOVE

 

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The Welcome Center, from a Philadelphia Electric Company magazine advertisement circa 1962 | Fairmount Park archives

  • In the run up to LOVE Park’s looming redesign, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s director of advocacy Ben Leech continues his efforts to save Roy Larsen’s 1960 “flying saucer”, the original Pennsylvania Welcome Center. While popular support for the endeavor is so far lukewarm, says Liz Spikol on the Property blog, a Twitter campaign has mobilized to save the saucer.
  • The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that another regional firm is moving its main headquarters to South Philly’s Navy Yard. Bala Cynwyd-based NXTsports, specializing in youth athletic education, will transfer its 20 employees to building 101 at 4747 South Broad Street. “We love the vibe down there,” said Joel Zuercher, chief operating officer and general counsel at the company. “We are a young, energetic company and it seems like that is the place to be for a growing business such as ours.”
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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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