Posts Tagged ‘Logan Square’

Old Iron Works In Logan Square To Face The Wrecking Ball

Old Iron Works In Logan Square To Face The Wrecking Ball

April 13, 2018  |  Preservation

When the housing bubble burst and the recession hit in 2007, plans to convert Creswell Iron Works on Cherry Street into apartments tanked. The quaint collection of industrial buildings is now headed for demolition. Michael Bixler has the details > more

Writing Machines Made Here

Writing Machines Made Here

November 15, 2016  |  Architecture

The Shadow give us a classic example of adaptive reuse from the 1980s, when the residential conversion of an old typewriter factory in Logan Square led to a wave of new development > more

The Toughest Little Hut In Logan Square

The Toughest Little Hut In Logan Square

March 2, 2015  |  Architecture

Development of the lot at 20th and Arch has been cursed since the Kahn Building was demolished in 1929, only 8 years after its construction. Ironically, an easy to miss, colorful little Gulf Oil station has survived at the spot for 85 years--long enough to be placed on the Philadelphia Register. The Shadow serves up a big slice of history on this heartening little hut > more

A Century Ago, A Series Of Skews And Slants For Streets

A Century Ago, A Series Of Skews And Slants For Streets

July 10, 2014  |  History

Harry K. investigates the rationale and planning for Benjamin Franklin Parkway over a century ago, as well as a series of other unrealized diagonal streets that were proposed, in a calculated, efficient way, to add European sophistication and cultural grandeur to the city > more

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

June 25, 2014  |  Art & Design

When the Family Court relocates to its new building on LOVE Park later this year, it will vacate the French-inspired structure on Logan Square it's called home for over 70 years. Max Ufberg digs in to see what will become of the New Deal-era murals, as well as a looming sculpture of a prominent judge, when the building is reborn as a luxury hotel > more