Posts Tagged ‘Montgomery County’

Reaching For The Heavens At Cret's Tower Of Chimes

Reaching For The Heavens At Cret’s Tower Of Chimes

May 26, 2017  |  Architecture

Turn a corner in Philadelphia and you will eventually run into a building or bridge designed by Paul Phillipe Cret. Celebrated for his broad, arched infrastructure and Neoclassical landmarks, not much is discussed of his cemetery architecture. Contributor Brian Horne takes a trip out to Montgomery County where a 172-foot tower designed by Cret sends a memorial park reaching towards the sky > more

Inside The Empty, Gilded Halls Of Elkins Estate

Inside The Empty, Gilded Halls Of Elkins Estate

February 16, 2017  |  Photography

Photographer Kris Catherine gives an exclusive look inside the opulent mansions of Elkins Estate > more

In Search Of The Source

In Search Of The Source

November 26, 2014  |  Urbanism

As gorgeous a landscape as the Wissahickon Creek carves through Philadelphia, it couldn't possibly begin its journey to the Schuylkill as an inlet from a shopping mall parking lot. Could it? Brad Maule heads to the suburbs to find out > more

SEPTA, Freedom and Independence

SEPTA, Freedom and Independence

July 11, 2014  |  Photography

Last month, Brad Maule, Chris Dougherty, Steve Ives, and Steve Weinik spent an entire day riding SEPTA. They started and stopped at 30th Street Station, and for the eight hours in between, they photographed their journeys using SEPTA's all-day Independence Pass > more

How Philly Got Its Shape

How Philly Got Its Shape

September 26, 2013  |  History

That strange Philly shape: how did it get there? And why? Steve Currall traces all the geopolitical, economic, municipal, and accidental sources that led to the setting of Philadelphia's boundaries, imaginary, and sometimes hidden lines of destiny > more