Posts Tagged ‘historic churches’

Secrets! Romance! Scandal! The Hush-Hush Love Of Philly's Paint King And His Irish Lass

Secrets! Romance! Scandal! The Hush-Hush Love Of Philly’s Paint King And His Irish Lass

December 8, 2017  |  History

Harry K. takes us to Old City where the flames of a secret affair scorched newspaper headlines in the early 1900s > more

Summoning The Spirit Of A Victorian Masterpiece

Summoning The Spirit Of A Victorian Masterpiece

May 15, 2017  |  Architecture

Gone, but not forgotten. The Shadow channels the ghost of the Henry J. Morton Guild House, a beautiful Victorian hall designed by famed Philadelphia architects Wilson Brothers & Company > more

Old Church In Port Richmond Parties On

Old Church In Port Richmond Parties On

February 28, 2017  |  History

At Indiana and Thompson, a catering facility keeps spirits high inside a church that was built in 1893 > more

Live Animal Holiday Tradition Lives On In Old City

Live Animal Holiday Tradition Lives On In Old City

December 20, 2016  |  History

For the last 43 years a live animal nativity scene has been presented during the holiday season at Old First Reformed Church in Old City. Harry K. takes a walk around the festive display and the nearly 300-year-old congregation at Fourth and Race Streets > more

Church Demolition By The Numbers: More Questions Than Answers

Church Demolition By The Numbers: More Questions Than Answers

December 9, 2016  |  Preservation

Since 2009, 28 churches have been demolished in Philadelphia. Is development pressure to blame? Partners for Sacred Places staffer and Hidden City contributor Rachel Hildebrandt says yes and does the math on the unabating trend > more