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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); […]

 By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: South 46th Street Celebrates 100 Years

Spruce Hill: South 46th Street Celebrates 100 Years

[vimeo 76922863] On Sept. 7, 100 years of residency passed for the 500 block of South 46th Street. Neighbors marked the anniversary with their biggest block party to date. “This year was the first year we had a block party for the entire block,” said Paul Weidner, Financial Training Department director at the University of Pennsylvania. […]

 By Colin Kerrigan

Strawberry Mansion: A Painter’s Perspective

Strawberry Mansion: A Painter’s Perspective

Oftentimes when people look at a crumbling building, they see nothing quite resembling art. They see an ugly, decaying structure left for dead, not an extraordinary piece of brilliance. However, there is someone out there who finds beauty in the buildings, and that person is painter Stanley Bielen. “This is an area (Strawberry Mansion) I’ve […]

 By Danielle Grossman and Charlie Creitz

Fairhill: Neighborhood Pulls Through Despite House Abandonment Epidemic

Fairhill: Neighborhood Pulls Through Despite House Abandonment Epidemic

[vimeo 21486056] Everybody has walked down a block of signature Philadelphia row homes. Visitors and residents have glanced side to side intermittently and have admired the subtle intricacies of each house. One had flowers on the porch banister. Another had a Colonial-era shoe scraper beside the front steps. There were even others that had slightly […]