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    • July 9, 1954: Inquirer Building | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Inquirer and Daily News HQs

As the Inquirer and Daily News move to their new home at 8th and Market this month, we look back at their old homes for today's installation of Mid-Century Philly.…

    • Looking in the Parkway, 1925 (Image no. 4745) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: 'Looking in the Parkway, 1925'

Last week, I shared two aerials of the Parkway from 1920 and 1921. This week, as we close out our time on the Parkway for the moment, we zoom out…

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'Lines in Four Directions in Flowers' artwork planted

Conceptual Artist Sol LeWitt proposed the site-specific artwork Lines in Four Directions in Flowers to the Fairmount Park Art Association in 1981. That was long ago that the Fairmount Park Art…

    • The Rodin Museum's three-phased restoration is nearly complete, and the museum will reopen on July 13.
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Rodin Museum Rejuvenation

While Paul Cret was designing Albert Barnes’ gallery in Merion, his office was also working on plans for the Rodin Museum on the still-new Parkway. And now, decades later, as the…

    • Museum Construction, 1920 (Image no. 1933) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

Back in March, I mentioned that Eyes on the Street would start showcasing historic images from the Free Library's amazing Print and Pictures collection. We're starting off this feature with a…

    • Barnes Reflection
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Barnes Materials: extraordinary textures

By now you've heard that architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's design for the Barnes is a masterful modern work, imbued with a quiet, graceful power, and a sense of permanence.…

    • Print and Pictures holds 1.5 million items at the Free Library's Parkway Central.
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Checking out: As Free Library's role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

The Free Library is grappling with how to be a better 21st century resource for a needy city. Recent years have been tough on the library – budget and staff cuts,…

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Philadelphians hop on board, set Soul Train dance line record

As Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius was laid to rest in Los Angeles on Monday, Philadelphians honored his memory (and Whitney Houston's) by trying to break the world record…

    • Spring Garden Street | via Interface Studio LLC
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Spring Garden Street Greenway community design workshop on 12/6

Spring Garden Street could someday be a green connector between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. As previously reported here, the public conversation has started about this exciting project, and planners want to…

    • Cell Block at Eastern State Penitentiary | Jeremy Marshall
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Preserving Eastern State Penitentiary

Cell Block at Eastern State Penitentiary | Jeremy MarshallEastern State Penitentiary gets loads of traffic this time of year thanks to its wildly popular Terror Behind the Walls spooktacular. The…

    • Reimagine Spring Garden Street with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council | Interface Studio
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Redesigning Spring Garden Street as a Greenway

Imagine Spring Garden Street as a green urban boulevard where pedestrians, runners, and cyclists had a recreational trail to move along, separated from car and transit traffic by a planted green…

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