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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

Composer Debuts Ode To Philadelphia's Waterways With

Composer Debuts Ode To Philadelphia’s Waterways With “Rivers”

November 6, 2014  |  Buzz

Composer Josh Stamper debuts the first installment of his ethereal love letter to Philadelphia with "Rivers". The multimedia composition will be performed this Saturday at the Trinity Center for Urban Life > more

Royal Theater Facade Will Stay, Everything Else Goes

Royal Theater Facade Will Stay, Everything Else Goes

November 5, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Royal Theater to be replaced with mixed use project, Little Pete's gives way to new development, and Philadelphia pioneer of preservation and structural engineering retires > more

Saying Goodbye To Stokes House

Saying Goodbye To Stokes House

October 29, 2014  |  News

The end is near for the Stokes house of Holme Circle. Despite efforts by a local civic association to save the 19th century stone farmhouse at 2976 Welsh Road, it will be razed any day now for new residential development. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler took a trip out to Holmesburg to bid the building a fond farewell > more

Preservation Alliance Launches

Preservation Alliance Launches “Places To Save” List

October 20, 2014  |  Buzz

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia reboots their annual "Endangered Properties" list with new "Places to Save" announcements > more

Community Collective Pushing For Reuse Of Germantown Town Hall

Community Collective Pushing For Reuse Of Germantown Town Hall

October 8, 2014  |  News

The Hidden City Festival unleashed community desire to save and reuse Germantown Town Hall. Now, the Germantown Town Hall Collaborative is ready to start planning the building's future at a community meeting this Saturday. Michael Bixler reports > more