Posts Tagged ‘American Revolution’

Following Allens/Allen's/Allen Lane to the Origins of Mount Airy

Following Allens/Allen’s/Allen Lane to the Origins of Mount Airy

January 9, 2014  |  History

Across the street from the Wawa at Germantown Avenue and Allens Lane, a historical marker traces the roots of Mount Airy. William Allen, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania—and British Loyalist—built his estate here in 1750. Neighborhood resident Brad Maule profiles Allen's influence on young Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, then considers s's and apostrophes on Allens/Allen's/Allen Lane > more

Three Centuries And Countless Incarnations In Paschalville

Three Centuries And Countless Incarnations In Paschalville

July 22, 2013  |  History

In Southwest Philly, traces of the Revolutionary War and Underground Railroad survive if you know where to find them. The Shadow Knows, as he digs into the Garrick House's history > more

The Original Made In America Festival

The Original Made In America Festival

August 27, 2012  |  History

With Labor day Weekend's Made In America festival coming up, Harry K takes us back to a much more critical public spectacle, the 1788 Grand Federal Procession, which helped cement public support for the new constitution and Federal-style government. Harry says this was perhaps a better example of "Made in America" > more

Persistent History

Persistent History

July 4, 2012  |  History

Did Thomas Jefferson read the Declaration of Independence in Frankford on July 2, 1776, and did the Founding Fathers dine there two days later? Jack McCarthy examines the evidence. > more

In Front Of Your Nose

In Front Of Your Nose

January 2, 2012  |  History

Hidden behind the stone wall: the life of George de Benneville, pioneering founder of the Universalist Church, and a doctor who treated patriot and loyalist alike in the War for Independence > more