Posts Tagged ‘Cemeteries’

Lost In The Shuffle: Finding Philly's Displaced Soldiers

Lost In The Shuffle: Finding Philly’s Displaced Soldiers

May 25, 2018  |  Preservation

In honor of Memorial Day, Mickey Herr tracks the reinterred remains of soldiers who fought in the American Revolution and Civil War from Washington Square to Palumbo Recreation Center to Old Swedes' Church in South Philly > more

Prefab Future For Former African-American Cemetery In West Philly

Prefab Future For Former African-American Cemetery In West Philly

January 29, 2018  |  Preservation

Harry K. unearths an old African-American cemetery in West Philadelphia that was owned by a church connected to the Underground Railroad. The land is currently being redeveloped for residential construction > more

Gardeners Bring Cradle Graves Back From The Dead

Gardeners Bring Cradle Graves Back From The Dead

August 3, 2017  |  Preservation

At Woodlands Cemetery, an army of volunteers preserve the memory of Victorian city dwellers with the Grave Gardeners program. Contributor Ann de Forest has the story > more

Spiritual Firebrand Of The Revolutionary War Immortalized In Wood

Spiritual Firebrand Of The Revolutionary War Immortalized In Wood

November 2, 2015  |  Art & Design

A forgotten minister is honored with 100 year old stump sculpture at Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church > more

The Tombstone Wall Of Society Hill

The Tombstone Wall Of Society Hill

October 17, 2014  |  History

With October at hand and Halloween on the way, we thought a series on historic cemeteries was most appropriate. Our first story presents the strange tale of thirty tombstones that sit embedded in the back wall of the Presbyterian Historical Society > more