Posts Tagged ‘market street’

Then & Now: 20th And Market

Then & Now: 20th And Market

March 13, 2015  |  History

20th and Market has seen its share of change. Once anchored by the mighty Mastbaum movie palace, the block laid vacant for 30 years until two financial district towers rose in its place giving birth to Commerce Square. Jennifer Rodgers lines up the ghosts of Philly past with present day in her new series, Then and Now > more

Chronometrical Obelisk Of Market Street: 1805-1953

Chronometrical Obelisk Of Market Street: 1805-1953

February 17, 2014  |  History

Last year, Hidden City asked who moved the Newkirk Viaduct Monument. And since then, we've learned that the 176-year-old sculpture might be incorporated into park plans for Bartram's Mile—at its original site at the foot of the Grays Ferry Bridge over the Schuylkill River. Just upstream, an even older monument once commemorated the first bridge at Market Street. The Shadow looks into what ever happened to it > more

Shining On The Schuylkill Banks

Shining On The Schuylkill Banks

November 4, 2013  |  Photography

With an assist from the Commonwealth, the Schuykill River Development Corporation flipped the upgraded switch to relight the bridges over the Schuylkill River in Center City on September 26th. Brad Maule brings his camera and tripod for a stroll along the banks to bask in their glow > more

Blatstein To Transform Design Center?

Blatstein To Transform Design Center?

May 7, 2013  |  Development

The Marketplace Design Center at 2400 Market Street has been for sale since earlier this year. Sources tell Hidden City Philadelphia that it's found a new buyer in Bart Blatstein > more

One Of City's Oldest Commercial Buildings Restored

One Of City’s Oldest Commercial Buildings Restored

February 11, 2013  |  Preservation

The workhorse circa 1795 building had fallen into disrepair. Harry K digs into the encyclopedia for the story > more