Posts Tagged ‘John Wanamaker’

Sixty Years Of Holiday Cheer At Wanamaker's

Sixty Years Of Holiday Cheer At Wanamaker’s

December 12, 2018  |  Last Light

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania gives us a look at the origins of a holiday tradition at the Wanamaker Building > more

One South Broad, Now With ¼ Less PNB

One South Broad, Now With ¼ Less PNB

August 18, 2014  |  Buzz

Unexpected delays in removing the giant "PNB" letters atop One South Broad frustrated workers hoping to finish the job Sunday and caused major traffic headaches into the afternoon. Brad Maule dusts off the significance of the letters, which have stood atop the 28-story tower since 1956 > more

Pneumatic Philadelphia

Pneumatic Philadelphia

April 11, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. gives us a look into Philadelphia's dabbling in pneumatic mail, a Victorian method of mail delivery that had as its chief promoter in Postmaster General John Wanamaker—yes, that Wanamaker > more

In The Grand Tradition: The Wanamaker Organ At Christmas

In The Grand Tradition: The Wanamaker Organ At Christmas

December 20, 2013  |  Last Light

In a city full of superlatives, few sound as good as the largest pipe organ in the world: the Wanamaker Organ. With the Christmas light show in full regalia, Brad Maule visited organist Wesley Parrott as he provided the soundtrack to the hundreds gathered at Macy's for the show > more

Tis The Season—For Wanamaker's

Tis The Season—For Wanamaker’s

December 20, 2013  |  Vantage

After years of change distorted and threatened the department store John Wanamaker perfected more than a century ago, Macy's has stabilized the store, preserving not only its success, but some of the landmarks that make it a Philadelphia legend—especially this time of year. Shadowbat traces the history of Center City's Wanamaker Building > more