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NKCDC Elevates North Kensington With Orinoka Civic House

NKCDC Elevates North Kensington With Orinoka Civic House

October 28, 2015  |  News

The New Kensington Community Development Corporation brings Orinoka Mills out of dereliction with affordable housing and community empowerment. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler has this report from north of Lehigh Avenue > more

In West Philadelphia, A Fabric Artist Strikes Again

In West Philadelphia, A Fabric Artist Strikes Again

October 7, 2015  |  News

Amy Orr weaves memory into location with her found object art interventions > more

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September 30, 2015  |  News

Pier 68 rises from its watery grave with sharp landscaping and smart green space. Restoration work is complete and the fishing pier and tidal park officially opens on Thursday, October 8th. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler has this preview > more

Three Key Historic Neighborhood Buildings Recommended For Register

Three Key Historic Neighborhood Buildings Recommended For Register

September 16, 2015  |  News

The home of Pennsylvania's oldest African American congregation, a block of Victorian storefronts, and one of the last remnants of the city's commercial maritime past are recommended for placement on the Philadelphia Register > more

Demolition In The Works For Marian Anderson Church

Demolition In The Works For Marian Anderson Church

August 18, 2015  |  News

Demolition permits have been pulled for the church where the great contralto Marian Anderson first sang in a choir and began her groundbreaking career. Contributors Rachel Hildebrandt and Oscar Beisert rushed to file a nomination to place the building on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places only to find an ineffectual administrative procedure still firmly in place > more