Posts Tagged ‘Fairhill’

Flexible Flyer Factory Glides Into Obscurity

Flexible Flyer Factory Glides Into Obscurity

February 8, 2016  |  History

If it wasn't for Philadelphia and the S.L. Allen & Co. the mortality rate of snow sledders at the turn of the century would have been much higher. The farming implement maker introduced steering to sleds in 1900 with their popular Flexible Flyer, taking winter recreation by storm. New contributor Robert Masciantonio has the backstory and takes us inside the old manufacturing plant in Fairhill > more

St. Bonaventure condemned, but who will salvage its soul?

St. Bonaventure condemned, but who will salvage its soul?

March 13, 2014  |  Preservation

In a show of bipartisan journalism, Plan Philly and Hidden City team up to find out how—or if—things are salvaged in a city-ordered demolition. Jared Brey reports and Brad Maule photographs at St. Bonaventure in North Philadelphia > more

Demolition Imminent At North Philadelphia Landmark St. Bonaventure (Updated)

Demolition Imminent At North Philadelphia Landmark St. Bonaventure (Updated)

November 6, 2013  |  Preservation

With site prep already underway, the demolition of St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church is about to begin. Christopher Mote reports that L&I has deemed the entire structure, not just the steeple, a threat to the neighborhood and it must come down > more

Time Running Out At St. Bonaventure

Time Running Out At St. Bonaventure

August 23, 2013  |  Preservation

L&I issues a demolition notice to the long threatened but monumental church in Fairhill. Is a positive resolution possible? Christopher Mote investigates > more

In The Heart Of Gold

In The Heart Of Gold

August 20, 2013  |  Photography

Along North Fifth Street, el corazón beats loudly and proudly. Theresa Stigale's latest commercial corridor essay profiles El Centro de Oro, "the center of gold" in North Philadelphia > more