Posts Tagged ‘Fairmount Park’

When The United Nations <em>Almost</em> Chose Philly For Its HQ

When The United Nations Almost Chose Philly For Its HQ

November 23, 2018  |  Photography

With the news of Philly losing Amazon HQ2 to New York and D.C., the Historical Society of Pennsylvania takes us back to 1945 when the City nearly convinced the United Nations to built its headquarters in Fairmount Park > more

Secluded Stone Stairway On Lincoln Drive Revealed

Secluded Stone Stairway On Lincoln Drive Revealed

November 2, 2018  |  History

A mysterious set of stairs next to Monoshone Creek leads Sharon Barr on a path to uncover its origins > more

Deep Freeze 2018

Deep Freeze 2018

January 26, 2018  |  Photography

The bitter cold temps earlier this month produced Philly's coldest two-week stretch in 38 years, freezing nearly all of the area's waterways solid. Brad Maule donned several layers to photograph the icy scenes all over the city > more

Inside Northeast Philly's Temple Of Ryerss

Inside Northeast Philly’s Temple Of Ryerss

September 19, 2017  |  History

Harry K. takes us on a fall field trip to the Ryerss Mansion, an eccentric, little-known house museum in the Great Northeast > more

The Tale Of Catfish And Waffles

The Tale Of Catfish And Waffles

September 23, 2016  |  History

Long before chicken and waffles took hip restaurant menus by storm Philadelphia was famous for the meal's precursor, catfish and waffles, served at inns and taverns on the banks of the Wissahickon Creek and the Schuylkill River. Harry K. sets the table and serves us up a heaping plate of local culinary history > more