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David Coyne

David Coyne is an environmental engineer and a freelance writer. A Paoli native, he has been exploring Philadelphia and its industrial history on foot and by flashlight since the mid-80s, holding fast to the notion that odd relationships between the built and natural environments make fascinating stories.

Take Me Up To the Ball Game! Rediscovering The Bleacher Houses Of North Philly

Take Me Up To the Ball Game! Rediscovering The Bleacher Houses Of North Philly

May 15, 2018  |  History

Dave Coyne gives us a rooftop view of old Shibe Park and the backstory behind Swampoodle's little-known "bleacher houses" > more

The Vanishing Of Northeast Village

The Vanishing Of Northeast Village

January 16, 2018  |  History

David Coyne traverses bramble and broken blacktop along Roosevelt Boulevard to reveal a military housing community that was evacuated and demolished in the 1960s > more