Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Holme’

Saturdays At The Library Are Back In Holmesburg—And 11 Others

Saturdays At The Library Are Back In Holmesburg—And 11 Others

February 20, 2014  |  Urbanism

This Saturday, a dozen branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia will begin six-day service—they'll open on Saturdays—for the first time in four years. For the occasion, Sarah Barr profiles her local, the Holmesburg Branch > more

How Philly Got Its Shape

How Philly Got Its Shape

September 26, 2013  |  History

That strange Philly shape: how did it get there? And why? Steve Currall traces all the geopolitical, economic, municipal, and accidental sources that led to the setting of Philadelphia's boundaries, imaginary, and sometimes hidden lines of destiny > more

Spirit of Holme

Spirit of Holme

September 14, 2011  |  History

A historic school in Northeast Philly, established through the generosity of Thomas Holme, Pennsylvania's first Surveyor General, is saved, to be renovated. > more