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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

There's No Us Without You

There’s No Us Without You

November 18, 2016  |  Vantage

We promise to keep delivering for you in 2017. All we need to do that is your support today. Help us reach our $30,000 goal and keep the stories coming > more

In Age Of Trump, Philly Has Legal & Political Power To Resist: Here's How

In Age Of Trump, Philly Has Legal & Political Power To Resist: Here’s How

November 15, 2016  |  Vantage

Philadelphia's future under President-Elect Trump "depends on the exercise of political power in Washington," says Richard Schragger, the author of City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age, in an interview with Nathaniel Popkin > more

Making Connections In New Jersey With The Delair Bridge

Making Connections In New Jersey With The Delair Bridge

November 9, 2016  |  Vantage

Now that the election is over, it appears we'd better start building bridges. So we thought we'd present this history of the Delair Bridge, erected by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1895. Strangely obscured next to the Betsy Ross, it was the first bridge to cross the Delaware River south of Trenton. Contributor Mick Ricereto has the story > more

Considering Our Riverfront <em>Palazzos Of Power</em>: Their History And Potential

Considering Our Riverfront Palazzos Of Power: Their History And Potential

November 2, 2016  |  Vantage

Michael Bixler catches up with architectural historian Aaron Wunsch to discuss his and photographer Joseph E. B. Elliott's new book, "Palazzos Of Power," which they will present tonight at the Center for Architecture > more