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 Veronica Wisely and Yakira Young

University City: Ronald McDonald House Offers Homey Environment for Ailing Families

University City: Ronald McDonald House Offers Homey Environment for Ailing Families

[vimeo 50548347] It would take a second glance through the gates of the building to recognize the familiar face of Ronald McDonald. Located at 3925 Chestnut St. in University City, the arch above this building’s gate reads, “Ronald McDonald House.” Part of this 1800s mansion has been transformed by modern renovations into a home away from […]

 By Lee Miller and Casey Moore

Mantua: Ample Living Space Attracts Musicians

Mantua: Ample Living Space Attracts Musicians

One of the greatest challenges musicians face is how to make a living off their craft. Rob Swift and Tom Williamson, members of the band, The Rivals, are attempting to supplement their band income with a social approach to teaching music out of their house at 3701 Spring Garden St. “I was in a rival band, […]