Posts Tagged ‘Temple University’

A Salty Success On Susquehanna Avenue

A Salty Success On Susquehanna Avenue

August 3, 2015  |  History

A pretzel baron and his booming baking business once burned with prosperity at the corner of 10th and Susquehanna. The Shadow pulls the little-known legacy of Oakdale Baking Company out of the oven > more

Misplaced Philadelphia: The Double Arch Of Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church

Misplaced Philadelphia: The Double Arch Of Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church

July 22, 2015  |  History

Where do the architectural remnants of a razed building go? Often into a landfill or salvaged and sold for profit. Though, like Monument Cemetery's headstones serving as riprap under the Betsy Ross Bridge, sometimes pieces of the city's past end up in strange places. Larry Arrigale takes us to Ambler where he discovered the overgrown resting place of a double arch from a 127 year old North Philadelphia church > more

A Look At Temple University's Demolition History

A Look At Temple University’s Demolition History

March 18, 2015  |  Preservation

Philadelphia preservationists have taken a wrecking ball to the gut in recent days, with the Boyd Theatre currently coming down and the fate of the legendary Blue Horizon sealed by the Philadelphia Historical Commission's choice to not designate its interior. Meanwhile, just up North Broad Street, Temple University is in the midst of a demolition spree, in some cases with no plans to replace what it's knocking down. Rachel Hildebrandt surveys what's been lost through almost 70 years of campus expansion > more

Burk Mansion Threatened Amidst Temple's Growth?

Burk Mansion Threatened Amidst Temple’s Growth?

March 17, 2015  |  Preservation

Temple University has demolished six of the seven buildings it's owned on the 1500 block of North Broad Street in the past two years. Could the other, the 106-year-old Burk Mansion, be next? > more

The Missing Namesake Of North Philly's Lost Necropolis

The Missing Namesake Of North Philly’s Lost Necropolis

October 21, 2014  |  History

Next up in our Halloween cemetery series: Harry K hits the tomes looking for the missing obelisk of Monument Cemetery. Is it sitting in a gravestone dumping ground at the foot of the Betsy Ross Bridge? Its fate may be forever unknown > more