Preservation And Contemporary Design For 36th And Walnut

 

View from corner of Sansom & 36th Streets | Rendering courtesy of KPMB Architects

View from corner of Sansom & 36th Streets | Rendering courtesy of KPMB Architects

  • According to CBS Philly, some 300 Project HOME volunteers will, over several hours tonight, conduct a Point in Time (PIT) count of the city’s unsheltered homeless, providing the Department of Housing and Urban Development with the statistics needed to gauge the next budget year’s imperatives. Director of homeless services Carol Thomas says the annual census will be exhaustive, with volunteers “scouring Philadelphia’s parks, subways, all-night convenience store parking lots and dark alleys, conducting surveys to find out exactly who is on the street.”
  • The charitable trust for East Fairmount Park’s Woodford Mansion–a Late Georgian estate of illustrious Philadelphians from its construction in 1756 until its incorporation into the park system in 1868–is “soliciting applications from a couple interested in living on site and serving as a caretakers and guides at the site.” These preservationists-in-residence would give tours, and tend to some “modest yard work.” For additional information, click HERE.
  • In its newly released strategic plan, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia challenges the region to meet a variety of transit goals by 2020, such as cutting injuries, extending trail system, bolstering respect for traffic law (for drivers and cyclists alike), and securing national recognition as a “model for innovative transportation policies and facilities.” For the plan itself, click HERE.
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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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