Posts Tagged ‘Gayborhood’

Reanimating The Archives At William Way

Reanimating The Archives At William Way

December 17, 2014  |  History

It's been a long journey home for the William Way Community Center and a bumpy ride for their archives. With a William Penn Foundation grant in hand, they will soon have a proper research facility dedicated to local LGBT history. Erin Bernard takes us into their stacks and down the path that led the community center to Spruce Street > more

12th Street Gym Is Great, But It Used To Be The <em>Shvitz</em>

12th Street Gym Is Great, But It Used To Be The Shvitz

November 19, 2014  |  History

Nothing says healthy living like a corned beef sandwich, a lit cigar, and the sauna. Ron Avery gives us an old-world tour of Camac Baths, the former Jewish bathhouse at 12th Street Gym > more

With Demolition Likely, RIP Dewey's Famous

With Demolition Likely, RIP Dewey’s Famous

August 11, 2014  |  Architecture

Bob Skiba reviews the pathbreaking LBGTQ history of Dewey's Famous coffee shop on 13th Street in Center City. The unusual one story building may be demolished > more

Little Clubs On A Wooden Street

Little Clubs On A Wooden Street

March 7, 2014  |  History

The stretch of Camac Street between Walnut and Locust is quaint and then some. Harry K explores the history of this one-of-a-kind thoroughfare > more

The Roots Of The Gayborhood, The Eve Of A Milestone

The Roots Of The Gayborhood, The Eve Of A Milestone

February 14, 2014  |  History

With this evening's opening reception of "That's So Gay," an exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia—at 13th & Locust—the Gayborhood formally kicks off a year's worth of celebrations leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Reminder Day demonstrations at Independence Hall that began on July 4, 1965. Gayborhood guru Bob Skiba traces the area's evolution from seedy red light district to mainstream mainstay > more