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    • Frank Schaffer, diamond cutter
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Lens: Inside FGS Gems on Jewelers' Row

It’s been about six weeks since news broke that the Toll Brothers wanted to build a 16-story story condo tower on Jewelers’ Row. Since then a few storeowners have been thrust…

    • Goats on Stonehouse Lane, March 1953, Evening Bulletin | Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Lens: Finding Stonehouse Lane, South Philly's lost neighborhood

A trip through the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin archives reveals detail on the otherwise lost neighborhood Stonehouse Lane, in deepest southeast Philly, where residents lived on the fringe of city life in…

    • Press vehicles gather at the Bellevue-Stratford, June 25, 1948 | Evening Bulletin | Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA
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Conventions past: Republican National Conventions in Philly, 1900, 1940 and 1948 in pictures

As Philadelphia prepares to host the Democratic National Convention next week, we're taking a look back at conventions held in the city via the Evening Bulletin's photo archives. While Republicans gather…

    • Lead muralist Brad Carney jumps in the air amidst interns and students painting 'Rhythm & Hues' at Eakins Oval. (Bastiaan Slabbers for NewsWorks)
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Spotted: The Oval striking musical tone for 2016

Every year the parking lot in the middle of Eakins Oval is painted with a mural, setting the theme for the seasonal park space.  It’s had a touch of the shore…

    • Two PTC drivers and a police man
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Wayback Machines: Philly's early double-decker buses

Not too long ago, we ran a pair of Streetsplainers on double-decker buses, first explaining why SEPTA doesn’t use them today, and then looking back to when the old Philadelphia…

    • Walk on Walnut, 1971 | Credit: Joshua Bernstein, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA.
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Back to the Future: Open Streets in Philly, 1971

During a segment on Marty Moss-Coane’s Radio Times show in October about the Open Streets Philly campaign*, a woman called in to remind listeners that Philly had done a few open…

    • Park(ing) Day 2015: Less Parking, More Park(ing)
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Lens: Park(ing) Day 2015

Last Friday about 50 temporary parks replaced in-street parking spaces around town. It was Philly's eighth annual Park(ing) Day, part of a global movement to reclaim metered parking spaces as mini-public…

    • Passyunk and Mifflin
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Spotted: New street furniture on 'King of Jeans' pedestrian plaza

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what caught our attention this week: Back in April, Taylor Farnsworth reported that the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation (PARC) would…

    • Colossal hand and torch 'Liberty' | Philadelphia: Centennial Photographic Company, 1876. | Library Company of Philadelphia
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LENS: Liberty for Independence Day

Happy Independence Day, Streeters. We're taking a long weekend and to celebrate we close out this week with a dip into the Library Company of Philadelphia’s image collection for this…

    • May 12, 1954: Divine Lorraine, Broad and Fairmount | Parker and Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
    • Swooping | Steve Ives
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LENS: Dilworth Park

The keen-eyed members of our Flickr group seem captivated by the new Dilworth Park – from its swooping glassy transit entrances to the fountain’s effect on the smooth granite. Click through…

    • Mormon Temple under construction, June 2014
Eyes on the Street

SPOTTED: Dilworth Park, Mormon towers, La Colombe, copper domes

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what we spotted this week: Dilworth Plaza to Park Construction on Dilworth Plaza – excuse me Dilworth Park (when did…

    • Spruce Street Harbor Park
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Spotted: Divine illumination, barge oasis, Customs House reveal

Our eyes are ever-peeled for interesting sights and sites. This week these three caught our attention: DIVINE LORRAINE ILLUMINATED On Tuesday our hawkeyed Flickr Group faithful Steve Ives spotted the Divine…

    • City Branch tunnel from Unusual Spaces
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Explore the Reading Viaduct with Unusual Spaces [video]

If you’ve never explored the Reading Railroad right of way – either above ground on the 9th Street viaduct or below grade in the City Branch tunnel along Pennsylvania Avenue, Unusual…

    • Rendering of the future La Peg. Courtesy FringeArts
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Peek at La Peg coming soon to FringeArts

Where Race Street meets the Delaware River we're seeing an important demonstration of what the future of the Central Delaware Waterfront might bring in new public spaces and private- and nonprofit-led…

    • North Broad Street's Uptown Theater
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Sound and the City: Nick Spitzer on Philadelphia

Consider the musical soundscape of Philadelphia. From City Hall’s clock tower to a drumline on impromptu parade. What a city sounds like is an important reflection of who we are as…

    • Crystals | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group
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Deep Freeze: January in the Flickr Pool

January’s wintery blasts, bombogenesis, and polar vortices have been brutal, but the weather has been a boon for beautiful and moody photography. Our talented Flickr contributors captured these crystalline views of the…

    • Quaker City
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Happy 2014 from the middle of Broad Street

Happy New Year to all! Here's the view from the middle of Broad Street yesterday as string bands like Hegeman performed, Quaker City marched, and Durning sparkled en route to 16th…

    • The day behind | Convicted Melon
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2013 in Photos: In Motion

This week we've been looking back at 2013 in pictures. We've focused on places, faces, and today's slideshow features the city on the move, as captured by our Eyes on the…

    • 17th and Federal, Point Breeze | Theresa Stigale
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2013 in Photos: Faces

On Monday we featured a slideshow of Philly places as seen by our mighty fine clan of Eyes on the Street Flickr Group contributors, and today we continue our look back at…

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