Posts Tagged ‘Strawberry Mansion’

Piecing Together The Lost History Of Wirt & Knox

Piecing Together The Lost History Of Wirt & Knox

March 14, 2019  |  History

Rob Masciantonio tracks down the elusive origins of an abandoned factory in Strawberry Mansion > more

In Strawberry Mansion, Making The Case For Adaptive Reuse

In Strawberry Mansion, Making The Case For Adaptive Reuse

April 15, 2015  |  Preservation

To Hidden City contributor Oscar Beisart, the 100-year old Metropolitan Garage in Strawberry Mansion is as unique as it it is oddly charming. Although demolition permits have already been issued, Beisert thinks that a bold reuse of the building just might be the kind of creative investment the neighborhood needs > 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

A New Life For Old Fairmount Park

A New Life For Old Fairmount Park

May 16, 2014  |  Urbanism

With the release of The New Fairmount Park this week, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and PennPraxis aim to patch disparate parts of the beloved but aging park. With connection at its core, the plan ranges from cheap and easy short-term goals to expensive and grandiose visions. Brad Maule argues the short-term items are enough to keep us busy for a while > more

Blowin' Horns, Blowin' Breezes

Blowin’ Horns, Blowin’ Breezes

October 8, 2013  |  Art & Design

For as rich a musical history as Philadelphia has, its jazz scene has been shamefully overlooked, even in its own backyard. It's through no fault of the Philadelphia Jazz Project's, though, and to that end, they're hosting a Jazz Walk in Fairmount Park this weekend to draw some attention to it, with free music and snacks to boot > more