Posts Tagged ‘William Penn’

Philadelphia's Forgotten Forebears: How Pennsylvania Erased The Lenape From Local History

Philadelphia’s Forgotten Forebears: How Pennsylvania Erased The Lenape From Local History

August 23, 2019  |  History

In this poignant essay Dan Shurley looks at the mistreatment of the Lenape in Pennsylvania and how historic Philadelphia still manages to misrepresent and largely ignore the city's native people > more

Come Take A Tour Of Our Sanctuary City

Come Take A Tour Of Our Sanctuary City

December 14, 2016  |  History

With conflict over Philadelphia's Sanctuary City status heightening, contributor Ann de Forest offers a tour highlighting Philadelphia's heritage as a refuge and a crucible of freedom of religion > more

On Callowhill, Channeling The Ghost Of Old York Road

On Callowhill, Channeling The Ghost Of Old York Road

July 22, 2016  |  History

Harry K. takes us down to 4th and Callowhill where an out of place fire plug summons the spirit of Old York Road > more

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

August 28, 2015  |  Urbanism

If you've ever feel like the city is just a tad off we have validating news for you. Philadelphia was built a few degrees left from its true north axis point. Contributor Joe Brin talks cartography and William Penn's city plan with Frank Morelli, Survey Bureau manager of the Streets Department > more

Respectfully Remembering the Affable One

Respectfully Remembering the Affable One

May 7, 2014  |  History

On a recent day in early May, a group of citizens gathered in Old City to honor Tamanend, whose tall statue resides over the I-95 on-ramp at Front & Market Streets. Harry K. looks back at Chief Tamanend, the principal Lenni-Lenape leader who welcomed William Penn upon his arrival to this region so long ago, and why the good-natured and honorable sachem should be celebrated today > more