Archive for History

Archeologists Dish Up Dirt On Philly History Under I-95

Archeologists Dish Up Dirt On Philly History Under I-95

March 28, 2017  |  History

Contributor Jared Brey takes us under the overpass and down in the trenches of the 95 Revive archeological excavation where field workers are piecing together centuries of lost Philadelphia history > more

Tracking The Evolution Of Industry At 34th And Grays Ferry

Tracking The Evolution Of Industry At 34th And Grays Ferry

March 16, 2017  |  History

The site of Penn's new riverside research campus has a long, decorated history of industrial enterprise. Contributor Madeline Helmer dives deep into the backstory > more

Ode To Old Philadelphia

Ode To Old Philadelphia

March 10, 2017  |  History

Inspired by photographs from Hidden City's 2016 calendar, aging Philadelphians share their thoughts and memories of the city through poetry. Ann de Forest has the backstory > more

Broad Street's Original Divine Hotel

Broad Street’s Original Divine Hotel

March 6, 2017  |  History

The Shadow checks in at the "other" Divine Hotel on Broad Street, the little-known predecessor of North Philly's rockstar landmark > more

Old Church In Port Richmond Parties On

Old Church In Port Richmond Parties On

February 28, 2017  |  History

At Indiana and Thompson, a catering facility keeps spirits high inside a church that was built in 1893 > more