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    • 1995 demolition of Burk Brothers complex, photo by Jennifer Baker

From industry to abandonment, artist's mecca to hipster haven, new exhibit tells tale of Northern Liberties

Affordable real estate brought artist Jennifer Baker to Northern Liberties in 1978. “When I moved to this neighborhood, there was a lot of industrial space, and row houses, too, that were…

    • wynn proposal property 4

Dyottville Glassworks artifacts may be below Wynn Philadelphia site.

Wynn Philadelphia says artifacts from Dyottville Glass Works may lie beneath two small sections of its proposed 60-acre casino site. But the president of the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum, who led a…

    • The Vaux Box

Planning underway for a new river wards history museum

The Native American, colonial and industrial artifacts discovered during I-95 construction through the river wards and a collection of documents and objects commemorating the Treaty of Friendship signed between William Penn…

    • This swinging bridge could become part of the trail

Schuylkill Banks eyes train bridge-trail connection, resumes riverboat tours

A silvery metal pier newly jutting into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Forgotten Bottom neighborhood offers open views of the water and the University Ave./34th St. Bridge. Glimpses of the Woodlands…

Thursday evening program presents artifacts, stories of Native American life in Philadelphia

Native American artifacts found during archaeological digs held in conjunction with the I-95 improvements project will be on display – and the topic of discussion – at The Independence Seaport Museum…

    • The entrance to the new library park.

Looking for history in the library's yard

Pushing a machine that looks much like a lawnmower, a preservationist spent Wednesday methodically walking up and down the green space adjacent to Mt. Airy's Lovett Memorial Library, shooting radar into…

    • Foot-long wooden pegs were found in the dark layer of dirt, which dates to the 17th Century

Large wooden pegs found beneath waterfront parking lot may be construction materials from 17th Century shipyard

Archaeologists working on the site of a former Philadelphia shipyard that was in business before the arrival of William Penn have found large, wooden pegs that might have been intended to…

    • One archaeologist takes measurements while another records the findings

Archaeological search for more of West Shipyard underway

Note: An earlier version of this story said that a portion of a 1750 shipway found on the site in the 1980s was not found. In fact, it was a bulkhead…

    • The shipway found on the eastern portion of the site in 1987 / Philadelphia Archaeological Forum

Archaeological exploration soon to begin at the south end of West Shipyard

Exploratory archaeology is set to begin - again - at the historic West Shipyard site.Located beneath what is now a Vine Street parking lot, the site is a rare remnant…

    • PennPraxis celebrates 10th season with session on its future direction

PennPraxis celebrates 10th season with session on its future direction

To commemorate the 10th birthday of PennPraxis on Saturday, Executive Director Harris Steinberg and Penn School of Design Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor invited planning and design experts, alums, and Philadelphia residents…

    • Kale seedlings for the garden

Bartram's Garden opens this weekend, shows off new community gardens, education space and nursery

Bartram's Garden is unveiling a a new orchard, community gardens, plant nursery and education center at its start-of-the-season celebration this weekend.Last year, workers cleared invasive shrubs and removed unused tennis…

Ring a bell for Chief Tamanend

May 1 is Tamanend Day, and a celebration of the Lenni Lenape chief - who  signed a treaty of friendship with William Penn at what is now Penn Treaty Park –…

    • Prospective townhouse site once home to North Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Depot

Prospective townhouse site once home to North Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Depot

The Old City site where Developer David Perlman plans to build a townhouse development was once home to the North Pennsylvania Railroad. Perlman told city planners last week about his…

    • Sketch of a possible future Pier 9

DRWC talks about Pier 9's future and a parking lot's past

Pier 9 – the municipal space with a large building on it that sits next to Race Street Pier – could one day boast on open-air porch, cafe-seating overlooking the neighboring…

    • PennDOT archaeologists uncover historic Dyottville Glass Works

PennDOT archaeologists uncover historic Dyottville Glass Works

Beneath asphalt, railroad lines and cobblestones, archaeologists working for PennDOT have unearthed the schist and brick foundations of the Dyottville Glass Works ovens.This is where workers employed by Thomas W.…

    • Shane Market St. entrance

Shane, a Philadelphia candy institution dating back to 1863, reopens this month

The candy maker squeezes drops of poinsettia-red food coloring into a copper pot full of molten sugar and corn syrup. When the thermometer hits 310 degrees, she carries the mixture to…

    • UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

Society Hill Civic Association and the city have reached an agreement that the association says will allow new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and related work to be completed without detracting from the…

    • DRWC will start archaeological study of West Shipyard

DRWC will start archaeological study of West Shipyard

Beneath a riverfront parking lot at Vine Street lies a rare bit of Philadelphia's original shoreline and shipping industry history that could date back to the 17th Century. Next summer, archaeologists…

    • Celebrating 100 years of the Wanamaker Organ - and taking a peek inside

Celebrating 100 years of the Wanamaker Organ - and taking a peek inside

One hundred years after the world's largest working pipe organ was first played at Wanamaker's department store, world-class organist Peter Richard Conte worked his magic on the keys, foot pedals and…

    • After: What SSH says 1100 Market could become with the advertising district

East Market Street takes a step toward glitzy

East Market Street is one step closer to glitzy.But there is sharp division over the potential impact of the legislation. Would the creation of a commercial advertising district, where…

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