This #GivingTuesday, Rev Up Our Hope Machine

November 28, 2017 |  by  |  Vantage  | 



Photo: Peter Woodall

2011…Can you remember? That’s when we launched the Hidden City Daily with the aim of covering Philadelphia’s changing built environment. Since then we’ve published 3,114 articles on everything from the newest Buddhist temple to the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade.

In 2017 we’ve taken you behind the scenes of the Olney company that still makes and repairs New York City’s iconic water towers, uncovered a long-forgotten Furness firm design (and toured another Furness about to be restored), climbed inside Jefferson University’s think tank, The Vault, and brought you the plans for Wayne Junction’s revival.

Our reporters track every major historic preservation case, but they also tell stories of adaptive reuse, expansion of parks and trails, and look at the forces shaping the future of Philadelphia. If you love the city and want to go deep, the Hidden City Daily is for you.

All this is free, every day, but of course it isn’t free to produce and that’s why we turn to readers each year at this time to raise $30,000, one-third of our total budget. Can you think of a journalism outlet that does so much with so little?

In that spirit, we ask you to click now to our campaign on Generosity, pick a giving level and a perk that’s right for you, and keep this amazing website going. This year we offer the best perks yet (see all of them HERE):

A super cool silkscreened print of the PSFS building

Peter Woodall’s own Philadelphia Ghost Signs poster

Our Instagram 2018 Calendar featuring work by Michael Bixler and Bradley Maule

The SS United States as you’ve never seen it before

Our new book, Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City.

Click HERE and keep our unique coverage of Philadelphia going. Rev up our hope machine!

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