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    • Queen Lane Apartments

Dissension arises among Germantown neighbors at Potter's Field meeting

If all went according to the Philadelphia Housing Authority's plan to replace the Queen Lane Apartments, residents could have been moving into the 55 new low-rise units this summer. But, as…

    • Queen Lane Apartments tower. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

No human remains found at Potter's Field site, final PHA decision pending

No human remains were found during an archaeological dig at the site of the Philadelphia Housing Authority's Queen Lane Apartments, where an 18th-century Potter's Field burial ground also once existed. Hand-sifting…

    • Philly Office Retail will buy the property for $435,000 and lease the campus to the school for at least 10 years, starting in 2014. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Waldorf School's move to historic Germantown church property gets zoning-board support

Plans to move the Waldorf School of Philadelphia to a long-empty historic Germantown church property are moving ahead with support from local groups and an OK from the zoning board. It…

    • Bunting House demolition
    • Mary Alfson Tinsman, cultural resources manager for consultant JMT Inc., which is leading the archaeological review at the Potter's Field site

Search for remains begins ahead of schedule at Germantown Potter's Field site

Several newly dug holes peppered the property around the Queen Lane Apartments this week as archaeologists began examining several locations in the search for remains from an 18th-century Potter's Field on…

    • Archaeologist Mary Alfson Tinsman points to slides showing historical maps of Potter’s Field at a meeting in late December.

Archaeological dig at Germantown Potter's Field site will not start before March

An archaeological dig to see if human remains lie beneath the Queen Lane Apartments site won't begin until at least March, as a months-long historic review of the 18th-century Potter's Field…

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