Posts Tagged ‘City Archives’

City Archives Opens New HQ In Northern Liberties

City Archives Opens New HQ In Northern Liberties

December 6, 2018  |  History

New digs in NoLibs for the Philadelphia City Archives. Michael Bixler has the details > more

Location Is Everything: Confessions Of A PhillyHistory User

Location Is Everything: Confessions Of A PhillyHistory User

November 30, 2016  |  History

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

Behind My Façade

Behind My Façade

February 11, 2014  |  History

At home in Kensington, Nic Esposito had put off addressing the water leak that was discoloring his wall. But when he finally did, he went literally behind the façade, and in the process became intimate with his home's history. His column charts a course through the City Archives that any homeowner can use to navigate their own home's story > more

A City Charter In A Box

A City Charter In A Box

March 20, 2013  |  History

The City's founding paper, the Charter signed by William Penn himself, has recoiled from public view. Sam Robinson tracks it down, and finds out where else it's been along the way > more