Posts Tagged ‘Ridge Avenue’

L&I An Overlooked Asset To Historic Preservation Efforts

L&I An Overlooked Asset To Historic Preservation Efforts

November 16, 2018  |  Preservation

Dana Rice looks at "demolition by neglect" and the potential of the Department of Licenses and Inspections as an unlikely ally in the fight to solve Philly's preservation crisis > more

Landmark Record Store On Ridge Avenue Razed

Landmark Record Store On Ridge Avenue Razed

March 28, 2018  |  Preservation

Webb’s Department Store, a renowned Black record shop and celebrity hot spot in Sharswood, is currently being demolished. Michael Bixler has the details > more

City Council To Vote On Ridge Avenue Demo Moratorium

City Council To Vote On Ridge Avenue Demo Moratorium

December 13, 2017  |  Preservation

A bill to place a temporary hold on demolition applications for 300+ historic properties along Ridge Avenue goes before City Council tomorrow. Michael Bixler has the details > more

Finding Robert Wood: The Long Lost Foundry Of An Iconic Ironworker

Finding Robert Wood: The Long Lost Foundry Of An Iconic Ironworker

September 21, 2015  |  History

Robert Wood's renowned foundry at the corner of Ridge Avenue and 12th Street on Spring Garden Street once produced some of the nation's finest ornamental iron work. The neighborhood is slowly awakening with renewal, yet the revered company's former site remains an empty, blighted lot > more

The Last Synagogues Of Strawberry Mansion

The Last Synagogues Of Strawberry Mansion

January 7, 2015  |  Preservation

In a city of layers, Michael Buozis uncovers a certain palimpsest: the synagogues of Strawberry Mansion, fulcrum of Jewish life between the two world wars > more