Posts Tagged ‘Fairmount Water Works’

Replicas Of William Rush Originals Return To Fairmount Water Works

Replicas Of William Rush Originals Return To Fairmount Water Works

February 14, 2018  |  Art & Design

Missing for decades, two signature sculptures come home to Fairmount Water Works. A. Leonard Pundt has the details on how conservation efforts and carefully-crafted reproductions brought the iconic public artwork back to life > more

In Search Of Peace, 150 Years After The Civil War

In Search Of Peace, 150 Years After The Civil War

June 19, 2015  |  History

Wednesday night's massacre in Charleston, South Carolina hit a little close to home here in Philadelphia. Brad Maule tries to find peace, if not make sense, of what happened > more

Shining A Light On The Beacon Of Boathouse Row

Shining A Light On The Beacon Of Boathouse Row

March 9, 2015  |  Preservation

The peaceful Schuylkill River was once a bustling aquatic highway of commercial marine activity. Turtle Rock lighthouse was built in the late 1800s to keep traffic away from the river banks and Fairmount Water Works. Over a decade later the first all-female athletic club on the river built their clubhouse around the beacon, preserving the lighthouse for future admiration and intrigue. Contributor Maria Gorshin illuminates this present day curiosity of Boathouse Row > more

Winter Whiteout 2015

Winter Whiteout 2015

February 23, 2015  |  Photography

Though last month's Storm of the Century resulted in little else than a dusting and forecaster embarrassment, this winter has meant serious business. Thanks to the brutal recent cold snap, Philadelphia has had its coldest February in over 30 years. Top the frozen landscape with 4-6" of Saturday's surprise snowfall, and the big city turns to Currier & Ives. Brad Maule tips his cap to the old romantics with this snowy walk through Fairmount Park > more

Encore At Kelly Natatorium: One Night Only (For Now?)

Encore At Kelly Natatorium: One Night Only (For Now?)

December 12, 2013  |  Art & Design

In May, the Hidden City Festival breathed life into the Kelly Natatorium for the first time in over 40 years. This Saturday, brothers Will and Brooke Blair and their friend Craig Hendrix lead an ensemble who will perform an opera in the space, one inspired by the water that's the very reason it was built > more