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 Jesse Papineau and Laisa Turano

Powelton Village: Hawthorne Hall Ready To Be Revealed

Powelton Village: Hawthorne Hall Ready To Be Revealed

There are run-down, seemingly dilapidated buildings on many Philadelphia street yet that does not mean that what’s inside should be ignored. With this in mind, the 2013 Hidden City Festival is attempting to shine a light on some of the lesser known spaces and places scattered around the city. One of these spaces is Hawthorne […]

 By Laisa Turano and Jesse Papineau

Powelton Village: Red Cross House Key to Resident Recovery

Powelton Village: Red Cross House Key to Resident Recovery

The Red Cross House, located at 40th Street and Powelton Avenue in West Philadelphia, is one of the most unique branches of the well known humanitarian organization. The mission of the House is to help people recover from any fire, disaster or other catastrophe they may have endured by providing a place to stay. For […]