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Ken Finkel

Kenneth Finkel, a Temple University Professor, specializes in Philadelphia Studies and Public History. He's been Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Program Officer at the William Penn Foundation and Executive Director of Arts & Culture Service at WHYY. Finkel first honed his voice as a regular contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s op-ed page in the 1980s and now writes at The PhillyHistory Blog. His books include Nineteenth-Century Photography in Philadelphia (1980), The Philadelphia Almanac and Citizens’ Manual (1993 and 1994).

Ring The Alarm! Now Is The Time To Protect Philly’s Historic Firehouses

Ring The Alarm! Now Is The Time To Protect Philly’s Historic Firehouses

August 15, 2016  |  Vantage

Ken Finkel hits the emergency signal with this survey of Philly's architecturally diverse stock of historic firehouses, many of which sit imperiled by neglect and development. > more