Posts Tagged ‘military’

The Vanishing Of Northeast Village

The Vanishing Of Northeast Village

January 16, 2018  |  History

David Coyne traverses bramble and broken blacktop along Roosevelt Boulevard to reveal a military housing community that was evacuated and demolished in the 1960s > more

Lost In The Shuffle: When Registered Buildings Go Down

Lost In The Shuffle: When Registered Buildings Go Down

November 17, 2014  |  Preservation

Why are some buildings on the National Register of Historic Places preserved while others are casually destroyed? The Shadow gives an example of this phenomena through the Wagner Free Institute of Science and the John F. Kennedy Vocational Center > more

Farewell To Forrestal

Farewell To Forrestal

February 3, 2014  |  Preservation

Attention Navy enthusiasts and photographers interested in rare events: tomorrow, the USS Forrestal will be towed from the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The historic aircraft carrier's final voyage will conclude its 59 years at a Texas scrapyard > more

Remembering Veterans With A Visit To Philadelphia National Cemetery

Remembering Veterans With A Visit To Philadelphia National Cemetery

November 11, 2013  |  History

As America honors the brave men and women whose service keep the country free, Matt Szalwinski takes a moment to shine a little light on the Philadelphia National Cemetery in West Oak Lane > more

Philadelphia During The Civil War: A Medical Perspective, Opening At The Mütter

Philadelphia During The Civil War: A Medical Perspective, Opening At The Mütter

September 11, 2013  |  History

One hundred fifty years have passed since the Battle of Gettysburg turned the tide of the American Civil War. Now, the Mütter Museum -- which opened that same year -- opens a permanent exhibit commemorating Philadelphia's medical contribution during that awful war. Joe Brin previews > more