Posts Tagged ‘Roxborough’

The Tale Of Catfish And Waffles

The Tale Of Catfish And Waffles

September 23, 2016  |  History

Long before chicken and waffles took hip restaurant menus by storm Philadelphia was famous for the meal's precursor, catfish and waffles, served at inns and taverns on the banks of the Wissahickon Creek and the Schuylkill River. Harry K. sets the table and serves us up a heaping plate of local culinary history > more

Marked Potential: Shawmont Station

Marked Potential: Shawmont Station

October 23, 2015  |  Architecture

With this month's Marked Potential we look at Shawmont Station in Roxborough. Interior architect Shila Griffith thinks that a creative intervention is critical for the deteriorating, 189-year-old railroad landmark's survival and sketches out plans for a Schuylkill River Trail visitor's center and recreation outfitter > more

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

June 5, 2014  |  Urbanism

Like so many cities, Philadelphia had such grand postwar visions for urban renewal that only a fraction of them were built—thankfully. Among the unbuilt visions was a grand boulevard that would have linked the Main Line and Chestnut Hill—across new bridges over the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon. Brad Maule explores what might have been on Cathedral Road > more

Developer A No-Show In His Fight To Demolish Historic Roxborough Home

Developer A No-Show In His Fight To Demolish Historic Roxborough Home

May 2, 2014  |  Preservation

A developer wants to demolish a 19th Century home in Roxborough and replace it with 6-8 new homes. Last night, he was to meet with the neighbors who are opposed to the demolition of yet another historic neighborhood house, but he didn't show > more

Endangered: Manayunk's Historic Shawmont Station

Endangered: Manayunk’s Historic Shawmont Station

December 11, 2013  |  Preservation

Historic? Yes, this one is. SEPTA's Shawmont Station, closed since 1996, is the oldest railway station in the U.S. It marked the birth of the single industry that would transform the city. Mike Szilagyi reports on its significance and ongoing attempts to save it > more