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Chestnut Hill: Architectural Hall Of Fame Gets 5 New Members

Chestnut Hill: Architectural Hall Of Fame Gets 5 New Members

Chestnut Hill has inducted five new members into its Architectural Hall of Fame. The buildings and landscapes chosen this year include the Morris Arboretum (numerous architects, 19th-21st centuries); the Chestnut Hill Fire Station (John T. Windrim, 1894); the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (G.W. and W.D Hewitt, 1895); Krisheim, located at 7638 McCallum St. (Peabody and Stearns, Olmsted Brothers, 1910-12); […]

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North Philadelphia: Infrastructure of The Internet Highlights Digital Divide

North Philadelphia: Infrastructure of The Internet Highlights Digital Divide

Just a few feet beneath every Philadelphian exists a web of veins responsible for carrying precious information, like the oxygen carried by our blood, to and from the city.  Just as oxygen is needed by our brains to function, information, best characterized as communications, are needed by Philadelphia’s residents, government and businesses. Unlike the mast […]

 

Powelton Village: Five Architectural Highlights

Powelton Village: Five Architectural Highlights

In the 1850s, architects began developing Powelton Village with Victorian style homes. During this time, the most popular versions of Victorian architecture were Italinate style homes. This trend became the most popular type of Philadelphia’s residential architecture in the mid 19th-century. The neighborhood is unique to the city because of its ornate, romantic houses that are known for their flat roofs, porches and symmetrical […]

 By Shawn H. Kotzen

Hunting Park: Community Receives Makeover Courtesy of Local Business

Hunting Park: Community Receives Makeover Courtesy of Local Business

For the hundreds of Liberty Property Trust employees and vendors who descended upon Hunting Park with paintbrushes, tools, trash bags and hoes, the Bill Rouse Day of Caring is not about financial gain or public recognition. “It’s not only important for the company to give back,” said John Gatusso, regional director at Liberty Property Trust, “but for […]

 By Julie Achilles and Damon Fillman

Manayunk: Main Street’s Hidden History

Manayunk: Main Street’s Hidden History

Just over the Green Lane Bridge at 4441 Main St. in Manayunk resides Loring Aluminum Building Products, which has been serving the tri-state area’s construction needs since 1969. But the story doesn’t end there. The old building that houses Loring was once a hub of Philadelphia vaudeville and cinema in the 1930s and 40s. Main […]