Posts Tagged ‘Chestnut Hill’

The Origins of Morris Arboretum & The Mansion From Which It Bloomed

The Origins of Morris Arboretum & The Mansion From Which It Bloomed

June 26, 2018  |  History

Joyce Munro walks us through the gardens of Lydia Morris in Chestnut Hill where her Victorian summer home, Compton, once turned critics cold with its flamboyant style > more

Most Intriguing Projects Of 2016

Most Intriguing Projects Of 2016

December 21, 2016  |  Architecture

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

Bidding Farewell To The (Full-Length) Route 23

Bidding Farewell To The (Full-Length) Route 23

November 24, 2015  |  Photography

As a native of Northwest Philadelphia, Steve Weinik grew up on SEPTA's X and XH bus lines. But it was the 23 that captured his imagination. With the 23 set to become two separate lines this weekend, he took one last ride roundtrip to produce this photo essay > more

Sunset In South Philly For The 23, Dawn For The 45

Sunset In South Philly For The 23, Dawn For The 45

November 24, 2015  |  Urbanism

SERVICE ALERT: This weekend marks the end of an era for a SEPTA legend. The Route 23, by far the longest and most ridden of SEPTA's city bus lines, will split in two, retaining the 23 on the northern portion and becoming the Route 45 in Center City and South Philadelphia. Brad Maule breaks down the line that's a geographic and cultural cross-section of the city > more

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

June 5, 2014  |  Urbanism

Like so many cities, Philadelphia had such grand postwar visions for urban renewal that only a fraction of them were built—thankfully. Among the unbuilt visions was a grand boulevard that would have linked the Main Line and Chestnut Hill—across new bridges over the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon. Brad Maule explores what might have been on Cathedral Road > more