Posts Tagged ‘Passyunk Avenue’

The Curious Case Of Body Snatching At Lebanon Cemetery

The Curious Case Of Body Snatching At Lebanon Cemetery

April 13, 2015  |  History

Like many of the city's historic resting places, Lebanon Cemetery in South Philadelphia eventually gave way to urban expansion. Though, shortly before the African-American burial ground was developed for what is now Point Breeze and Girard Estates, a firestorm of sensational headlines erupted in the late 1800's after a grave robber was apprehended while allegedly stealing corpses for Jefferson Medical College. Contributor Erin McLeary has the lurid details > more

In South Philadelphia, A Baptist Rebirth As The Snyder House

In South Philadelphia, A Baptist Rebirth As The Snyder House

September 17, 2013  |  Preservation

When the Baptist Institute opened just off of Broad and Snyder in the 1920s, it followed the Jane Addams example to improve the lives of the working and immigrant classes. When it reopens this fall as the renovated Snyder House, Christopher Mote finds, it will continue that legacy of social justice by providing transitional living for veterans > more

Breakthrough At The King Of Jeans

Breakthrough At The King Of Jeans

September 24, 2012  |  Architecture

An additional floor turns a fine remake of the iconic South Philly corner into a moving piece of contemporary design, writess Nathaniel Popkin > more