Posts Tagged ‘Washington Square’

Lost In The Shuffle: Finding Philly's Displaced Soldiers

Lost In The Shuffle: Finding Philly’s Displaced Soldiers

May 25, 2018  |  Preservation

In honor of Memorial Day, Mickey Herr tracks the reinterred remains of soldiers who fought in the American Revolution and Civil War from Washington Square to Palumbo Recreation Center to Old Swedes' Church in South Philly > more

Lost Potential: Banking On A Better Future For PSFS Building

Lost Potential: Banking On A Better Future For PSFS Building

June 22, 2015  |  Development

The former Philadelphia Savings Fund Society headquarters on Washington Square has had a hard time keeping occupants inside its grand banking floor since the parent financial institution sold the building in 1988. High end restaurants have come and gone, leaving the space vulnerable to uninspired reuse, like its current iteration as an urgent care medical facility, Jefferson at Washington Square. The Shadow thinks the hospital cashed the neighborhood's check by squandering the building's potential and freezing the block with cold commerce > more

Trove Of Philly-Centric Books For The Holidays

Trove Of Philly-Centric Books For The Holidays

December 16, 2014  |  History

If you're looking for holiday books with a Philly bent, Nathaniel Popkin has ten new ones--from art to essays to history, biography, and policy--to suit the readers on your list > more

At 200, The Athenaeum Thinks About The Library Of The Future

At 200, The Athenaeum Thinks About The Library Of The Future

May 13, 2014  |  Architecture

Tonight kicks of a design competition that seeks visions of the library in the 21st century > more

Athenaeum, Never Flitting

Athenaeum, Never Flitting

May 23, 2013  |  Art & Design

Whether or not Edgar Allen Poe's raven perched upon a pallid bust in Philadelphia or elsewhere is up for debate, but there's no doubt that he visited the Athenaeum—his signature from 1838 is in the guestbook. Ruth Scott Blackson dives deep into Poe's colorful history in Philly with her installation Through the Pale Door, on display at the Athenaeum as part of the 2013 Hidden City Festival, opening today > more