Archive for History

1890 Cyclist Clubhouse And Jazz-Age Hothouse Resists Wrecking Ball

1890 Cyclist Clubhouse And Jazz-Age Hothouse Resists Wrecking Ball

January 8, 2016  |  History

The Shadow wheels us into the new year with this late 19th century bicycle clubhouse in North Philadelphia that later became a legendary spot for live jazz and R&B > more

Unearthing A Lost Temple

Unearthing A Lost Temple

December 16, 2015  |  History

Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney came out recently against Temple University's wishes to build a stadium on-campus in North Philadelphia. The team has rented a field from the Philadelphia Eagles for nearly 40 years—after having one of its own for 50, which it demolished in the late 1990s. Mike Szilagyi revisits the late Temple Stadium > more

The Near Death Of A Dowager And Her Vow To God

The Near Death Of A Dowager And Her Vow To God

December 14, 2015  |  History

After narrowly escaping cannibalism while lost at sea, an elderly Presbyterian widow fulfills a promise to the Lord. Harry K. has this sensational tale about the origins of the Church of the Vow > more

Losing Our <em>Independence</em>: Bicentennial Film In Last Days

Losing Our Independence: Bicentennial Film In Last Days

November 16, 2015  |  History

Harry K. waxes nostalgic about Independence, a 28-minute John Huston film about the American Revolutionary War that has been playing at Independence National Historical Park since the Bicentennial > more

Indestructible At Broad And Callowhill

Indestructible At Broad And Callowhill

November 4, 2015  |  History

Harry K climbs the mountainous Terminal Commerce Building at Broad and Callowhill Streets to deliver this 360 degree view of the industrial giant > more