Posts Tagged ‘Washington Square West’

Renovations At William Way Look To The Future While Preserving The Past

Renovations At William Way Look To The Future While Preserving The Past

September 16, 2019  |  Architecture, Preservation

Big changes are in the works for William Way Community Center thanks to a $1 million grant from the Commonwealth's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. Stacia Friedman has the details > more

From Flophouse To Fairfield Inn: Memories & The Makeover Of A Troubled Hotel

From Flophouse To Fairfield Inn: Memories & The Makeover Of A Troubled Hotel

August 30, 2019  |  City Life

Like a chain-smoking phoenix rising from the ashes, the infamous Parker Hotel at 13th and Spruce reopened in 2018 after major renovations and decades of decline. Hidden City contributor Stacia Friedman takes a look back at the former transient hotel with memories of her grandparents' pharmacy next door > more

A Mid-century Mirage At 13th & Lombard

A Mid-century Mirage At 13th & Lombard

March 26, 2018  |  History

The Shadow slips behind the stucco of this illusive apartment building to reveal nearly a century of commercial occupation > more

The Marvelous Multiple Occupations Of The Midtown II

The Marvelous Multiple Occupations Of The Midtown II

December 11, 2017  |  History

Last June, one of Center City's last classic diners, Midtown II at 11th and Sansom, closed its lunch counter for good. The high-profile property is now under development, although plans for the space remain elusive. The Shadow takes us behind the façade to reveal a lively list of tenants and a colorful history of reuse > more

In Shadow Of

In Shadow Of “Fergie Tower,” Fergie’s Pub Keeps The Pints Coming

October 31, 2017  |  History

When Fergie's opened in the 1994, the city's first contemporary "gastro pub" was born. The Shadow has the backstory on the beloved Philadelphia bar and the 150-year-old carriage house on Sansom Street > more