Museum of American Revolution To Unveil Public Plaza Next Month

 

Rendering of the Museum of the American Revolution's outdoor public plaza, set to open on September 15

Rendering of the Museum of the American Revolution’s outdoor public plaza, set to open on September 15

  • While the Museum of the American Revolution at 3rd & Chestnut Streets won’t officially open its doors to the public until April 19, the Philadelphia Business Journal relates that its outdoor plaza will welcome pedestrians on September 15. The Pennsylvania bluestone-paved plaza “will extend the museum experience outside of our doors,” says museum COO ZeeAnn Mason, and “contribute to the dynamism of the urban environment as a unique gathering space or place to rest, reflect and snap a photo to share.” The space will feature “a dramatic display of cannons, powerful words from the Declaration of Independence engraved on the wall, and two large-scale bronze sculptural panels depicting iconic paintings from the revolution that will be installed later this fall, as well as outdoor programming when the museum opens in April,” Mason continued.
  • Members of the entity formerly known as the Newbold Neighbors Association voted to change its name to “East Point Breeze Neighbors” at a meeting Wednesday night, reports the Passyunk Post. “The main concern of those vocal about the name options at the meeting was that adding a directional element, like the ‘east,’ to the name would ‘further directionally divide’ the residents here.”
  • A Redfin study casts doubt on the “SoHo Effect,” the notion that developers may help affect the gentrification of a neighborhood simply by rebranding it. At least within three of Philly’s rebranded neighborhoods of recent years—Newbold, Passyunk Square, and Midtown Village— home value data (from 2000-2009) doesn’t bear that out.
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