Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Fire Department’

Remembering Buck, One Year Later

Remembering Buck, One Year Later

April 9, 2013  |  Photography

After a year of coping with the loss of the Buck Hosiery mill and two firefighters who died trying to put out the fire that brought it down, the city's would was ripped open again over the weekend in Fabric Row. Theresa Stigale remembers Buck with these photos taken in that fire's cleanup > more

When Rising Sun Caught Fire

When Rising Sun Caught Fire

July 24, 2012  |  History

With tomorrow's grand opening of Hawthorne Community Park, we return there again, this time with Harry K, as he takes us on a personal journey to Rising Sun Baptist Church, reminding us of the church's Greek roots, and of the 1994 disastrous fire > more

Jack of All Trades

Jack of All Trades

April 18, 2012  |  Photography

This handsome and useful Fishtown fellow has done a little of everything: fire house, Grand Army of the Republic meeting hall, post office, Army-Navy surplus store--perhaps even a speakeasy and brothel--and home to Ampere Electric for the last 62 years > more

Not Your Ordinary Fire Plugs

Not Your Ordinary Fire Plugs

March 19, 2012  |  History

Harry K dips into one of his favorite subjects--Philadelphia's high pressure fire system--and finds the iconic red fire plugs--emblem of innovation--disappearing > more