Posts Tagged ‘West Philadelphia’

In Belmont, The Making Of A

In Belmont, The Making Of A “City Of Villas”

January 20, 2017  |  Preservation

Contributor Joshua Bevan takes us on an architectural tour of Belmont, where the origins and growth of the neighborhood can still be read in its distinctive homes > more

When Cattle Men Reigned In The West

When Cattle Men Reigned In The West

November 21, 2016  |  History

Livestock, slaughterhouses, and stock cars: these are the sights of West Philadelphia after the Civil War. Contributor Joshua Bevan introduces us to Irish immigrant cattle drover Dennis Smyth, a leading figure of the city's stockyard industry in the late 19th century > more

Reconnecting Horticultural History On The Schuylkill

Reconnecting Horticultural History On The Schuylkill

October 11, 2016  |  Preservation

Bartram's Gardens and The Woodlands will reunite through connective access when the westward extension of the Schuylkill River Trail is complete. Contributor Starr Herr-Cardillo traces the deep-seeded relationship between these two National Historic Landmarks > more

The Classiest Shed In University City

The Classiest Shed In University City

October 3, 2016  |  Architecture

The Shadow unlocks the history behind this swanky old storage facility in University City > more

With The DNC, A Peek Inside Election Days Of The 1980s

With The DNC, A Peek Inside Election Days Of The 1980s

July 25, 2016  |  History

The DNC has a former West Philly resident revisiting days of ward committees, election judging, and driving the election results to City Hall Annex. Philadelphia big D- and little d-democratic life > more