Posts Tagged ‘Fairmount Avenue’

Al Capone's Cell At ESP Keeps Conservators On Their Toes

Al Capone’s Cell At ESP Keeps Conservators On Their Toes

May 2, 2019  |  Uncategorized

At Eastern State Penitentiary, layers of history reveal more mysteries inside a famous gangster's old prison cell. Kimberly Haas has the details > more

Crisis Of Mass Incarceration The Subject Of New Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary

Crisis Of Mass Incarceration The Subject Of New Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary

May 2, 2016  |  Art & Design

Eastern State Penitentiary takes an innovative approach to contemporary prison issues and public education with their new exhibit, “Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration” > more

Northern Liberties Church Keeps Pace With The Neighborhood For Two Centuries

Northern Liberties Church Keeps Pace With The Neighborhood For Two Centuries

January 19, 2016  |  Architecture

The former First Presbyterian Church of the Northern Liberties knows the business of conversion. This low-key brick structure built in the early 1800's on Fairmount Avenue spent decades as a theater, a hall for German singing societies, a Polish community house, and now lives out its days as a children's learning center. The Shadow tallies up the building's long list of reuse > more

Mysterious Major Development Proposal For 1300 Fairmount Avenue

Mysterious Major Development Proposal For 1300 Fairmount Avenue

April 28, 2015  |  Development

Elusive real estate partners and scant details of a large-scale proposal for residential development and a supermarket on the 1300 block of Fairmount Avenue raises more questions than answers. Contributor Stephen Stofka takes a look > more

Historical Commission Approves Designation Of Art Deco Auto Showroom On Fairmount Avenue

Historical Commission Approves Designation Of Art Deco Auto Showroom On Fairmount Avenue

February 13, 2015  |  Preservation

1930s-era Art Deco auto showroom at 15th and Fairmount Avenue is bound for the Philadelphia Register after Historical Commission approves nomination > more