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Michael Bixler

Michael Bixler is a writer, photographer, and managing editor of Hidden City Daily. He is a former arts and entertainment reporter with Mountain Xpress weekly in Asheville, North Carolina and a native of South Carolina. Bixler has a keen interest in adaptive reuse, underappreciated architecture, contemporary literature and art, and forward-thinking dialogue about people and place. Follow him on Instagram

Abandoned Navy Hangar Prepares For Final Battle

Abandoned Navy Hangar Prepares For Final Battle

September 14, 2018  |  Last Light

A demolition study for the Mustin Field Seaplane Hangar at the Navy Yard puts a structural engineering landmark on notice. Michael Bixler takes us inside > more

Retro Roadmap Leads The Way To Old Philadelphia

Retro Roadmap Leads The Way To Old Philadelphia

August 30, 2018  |  Vantage

We take a ride around our fair city with travel writer Beth Lennon and her new book, "Retro Roadmap Pennsylvania: Mod Betty's Guide to Philadelphia" > more

Fisher Fine Arts Library Gives <em>Hidden City Daily</em> Eternal Life

Fisher Fine Arts Library Gives Hidden City Daily Eternal Life

August 21, 2018  |  News

Long live Hidden City Daily! We are honored and thrilled to announce that our website was chosen for inclusion in the Fisher Fine Arts Library Web Archive at Penn. Michael Bixler has the details > more

Two PA Historical Markers At A Loss In South Philly

Two PA Historical Markers At A Loss In South Philly

June 28, 2018  |  News

In Bella Vista, demolishing the homes of two notable Philadelphians leave historical markers with nothing but memory to commemorate. Michael Bixler takes a look > more

Docomomo PHL To Host

Docomomo PHL To Host “Wake” For Modernist Store

June 18, 2018  |  News

Modernist architecture advocacy group will hold a demonstration to protest Philadelphia's historic preservation crisis. Michael Bixler has the details > more