Posts Tagged ‘Penn Treaty Park’

Philadelphia's Forgotten Forebears: How Pennsylvania Erased The Lenape From Local History

Philadelphia’s Forgotten Forebears: How Pennsylvania Erased The Lenape From Local History

August 23, 2019  |  History

In this poignant essay Dan Shurley looks at the mistreatment of the Lenape in Pennsylvania and how historic Philadelphia still manages to misrepresent and largely ignore the city's native people > more

Bid Process Reveals Uncertain Future For Delaware Power Station

Bid Process Reveals Uncertain Future For Delaware Power Station

October 30, 2014  |  Preservation

Bids for purchase and redevelopment of the Delaware Power Station are due Monday at 5PM. What will they tell us about the monumental building's future? Ryan Briggs talks to some experts and considers the future of this part of the Delaware waterfront > more

A Matter of Modern Recreation Vs Historic Trees At Penn Treaty Park

A Matter of Modern Recreation Vs Historic Trees At Penn Treaty Park

May 19, 2014  |  Art & Design

As the plan to freshen up and modernize Penn Treaty Park have evolved, so has a playground included in it. But as Marlon MacAllister reports, the new playground would now spell the removal of 120-year-old sycamores—trees that were planted at the park's dedication in 1893 > more

Respectfully Remembering the Affable One

Respectfully Remembering the Affable One

May 7, 2014  |  History

On a recent day in early May, a group of citizens gathered in Old City to honor Tamanend, whose tall statue resides over the I-95 on-ramp at Front & Market Streets. Harry K. looks back at Chief Tamanend, the principal Lenni-Lenape leader who welcomed William Penn upon his arrival to this region so long ago, and why the good-natured and honorable sachem should be celebrated today > more

Five Properties Make Preservation List

Five Properties Make Preservation List

March 13, 2012  |  Preservation

The Historical Commission has added the Kensington Soup Society, Penn Treaty Park and The Rotunda, along with two private residences to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places > more