Articles in the History Category
Standing in a cleared out square amongst a sea of bookshelves at Port Richmond Books, Kensington native and history buff Kenneth Milano uses his old-school wooden pointer and overhead projector to highlight the route of the Nativists who rampaged the streets of today’s Fishtown in 1844…. Read More
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Tacony and Holmesburg are neighboring communities that are seeking a better future for their residents. Their missions are similar but their focuses are different. Tacony is taking a business first approach while Holmesburg is looking to take advantage of its sense of history…. Read More
The recent placement of signs restricting parking for more than two hours rattled neighbors in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia.
As neighborhood residents tried to solve the area-parking problem, the restrictive parking signs have been an indication of a larger change occurring in Fishtown…. Read More
Picture a neighborhood, revitalized and colorful. Picture a neighborhood that highlights its past, while looking toward the future. And picture a neighborhood that makes use of its barren landscapes as canvases.
For Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, D-7th, this image of a revitalized and bustling neighborhood was at the forefront of a project she helped to initiate a few years ago. Imagining Frankford, a two-year project consisting of a collection of murals along the Frankford Avenue corridor, was a vision to help inform the residents of Frankford about the neighborhood’s past…. Read More
On the first Wednesday of every month, the Northeast Philadelphia History Network meets to discuss the past. This Wednesday was no different. More than a dozen members from the network came together at the historic Pennepack Baptist Church to watch a visual presentation of photographs from Charles Silker’s circa 1910 postcard collection of Bustleton…. Read More
More than fifty people participated in the third annual Fishtown Fishing Derby at Penn Treaty Park recently. Men, women and children of all ages cast their lines into the Delaware River early on a Saturday morning, hoping to score the day’s biggest catch…. Read More
Just off Old York Road in Hunting Park sits a vacant house. Like many in the neighborhood, its story is one of neglect and crime. But this house is different–it’s over 200 years old. Through the right eyes, the Logan House tells more about the future than the past…. Read More
The Friends of Pennypack Park work together to beautify the park and preserve it for the enjoyment of future generations. Despite having an eye on the future, there is a particular area of the park which carries great historical significance. The Pennypack Creek Bridge, also known as the Holmesburg Bridge, was named a historical landmark by the state of Pennsylvania in October 2012.… Read More
Pam Zenzola will admit that since she’s moved into her townhouse on the 1300 block of Federal Street she has made an effort to purchase at least one item from the Rosa Food Product line while grocery shopping
“I know the products are quality, so that helps…. Read More