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Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

The original city plans laid out on a map by William Penn only included the area between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers between Vine and South streets. People, however, settled outside of those areas, including what is now known as the Poplar neighborhood. “Certain neighborhoods were settled by individuals from certain parts of Europe or were […]

 By Angela M. Mayo, Samantha Ortiz and Tasia N. Morgan

Plan Philly: Under East Poplar’s Golden Dome

Plan Philly: Under East Poplar’s Golden Dome

[vimeo 68245164] It is not uncommon for a church to reach out to its community. Known for its golden dome architecture, the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is no different. When the church opened in 1966 on North Franklin Street, there were about 1,000 families within the parish. All of the members put […]