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Most Intriguing Projects Of 2016

Most Intriguing Projects Of 2016

December 21, 2016  |  Vantage

With dozens of projects to choose from, contributor Hilary Jay, founder of Design Philadelphia, selects 11 outstanding examples of new construction, adaptive reuse, and public amenities completed this year > more

Finding John Haviland

Finding John Haviland

December 16, 2016  |  Vantage

A quick check to confirm the final resting place of famed Philadelphia architect John Haviland pulls one historical researcher deep down the rabbit hole. Join Nicholas Pappas on an odyssey of obsession, intrigue, and reinterment > more

America's Oldest Road Takes Center Stage In New Documentary

America’s Oldest Road Takes Center Stage In New Documentary

December 5, 2016  |  Vantage

The King's Highway, the oldest continuously used road in America, is the subject of an award winning documentary premiering tonight at the Kimmel Center > more

Location Is Everything: Confessions Of A PhillyHistory User

Location Is Everything: Confessions Of A PhillyHistory User

November 30, 2016  |  Vantage

Volunteer PhillyHistory.org geotagger Louis Lescas is an urban historian, map wiz, and human GPS system all wrapped up in one. In this personal essay he shares his love and obsession with hunting locations of old photos for the Philadelphia City Archive > more

When Cattle Men Reigned In The West

When Cattle Men Reigned In The West

November 21, 2016  |  Vantage

Livestock, slaughterhouses, and stock cars: these are the sights of West Philadelphia after the Civil War. Contributor Joshua Bevan introduces us to Irish immigrant cattle drover Dennis Smyth, a leading figure of the city's stockyard industry in the late 19th century > more