Posts Tagged ‘West Kensington’

In West Kensington, A Primer On Early School Design

In West Kensington, A Primer On Early School Design

July 11, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow teaches us the origins of Philadelphia's educational architecture reform and the Samuel Sloan Plan with this stony schoolhouse at Cumberland and Hancock Streets > more

Milano's Latest Book Surveys Dark Days Of Kensington

Milano’s Latest Book Surveys Dark Days Of Kensington

June 20, 2013  |  Vantage

With his latest book, Kensington historian extraordinaire Ken Milano delves into the Nativist Riots of 1844, when a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment resulted in death and destruction, including that of St. Michael's Catholic Church. The rebuilt church, opened in 1847, hosts the book launch this evening > more

A (Grapefruit) Tree Grows In Kensington

A (Grapefruit) Tree Grows In Kensington

May 18, 2012  |  Vantage

Ariel Diliberto visits the garden and greenhouse of Manny Rivera, fervent nexus of evolving vacant land policy, immigrant culture, and urban farming, to ask what will become of such personal--and monumental--efforts when city laws change? > more

Not Long For This World

Not Long For This World

November 29, 2011  |  Last Light

We always try to give you a peek behind locked doors and boarded up windows, in this case the soon-to-be demolished St. Boniface in Norris Square > more

St. Boniface Demolition Begins Today

St. Boniface Demolition Begins Today

November 28, 2011  |  Buzz

Norris Square church--an emblem of the Kensington skyline for 140 years--to be replaced by multi-family development > more