• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

You are viewing 31 articles with the tag History & Architecture by the author Ashley Hahn

Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME Church Demo Underway [slideshow]

And while we're on the subject of church demolition, here's the view from the corner of 11th and Mt. Vernon streets…

Last Days of 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Across South 40th Street from The Fresh Grocer, tucked behind McDonald’s and The Radian, is Samuel Sloan’s little 40th Street…

Demolition for Ortlieb's Brewery

Today the Ortlieb Brewery buildings in Northern Liberties are skeletal remains of their former selves. Windows are long gone with weeds…

From Above: The Sugar House before SugarHouse, 1926

For this From Above we continue our look at the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s with an up-close look at…

From Above: Old City and Society Hill waterfront, 1925

Our last two From Above aerial selections have showcased the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s, checking in on bridge construction in…

From Above: Benjamin Franklin Bridge under construction June 13,1924

The last batch of historic aerial photographs featured on Eyes on the Street showcased construction of the Art Museum and Parkway…

Mid-Century Philly: Before Schuylkill Banks

What came before Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park? For today's Mid-Century Philly, we shift our gaze from commercial corridors…

Mid-Century Philly: 415-425 South Street

For today's Mid-Century Philly, we look to the north side of South Street between 4th and 5th streets in 1949.…

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…

Mid-Century Philly: 12th and Market

Today 12th and Market is dominated by SEPTA's headquarters, the PSFS (Loews Hotel), the Convention Center Marriott. But back in 1950,…

Mid-Century Philly: 1300 block of Chestnut

Our Mid-Century Philly set continues today with a look at the south side of the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. Recognize…

Mid-century Philly: Spruce Food Market

For today's mid-century Parker & Mullikin, we turn to the 1500 block of Spruce Street for a revelation in moderne…

Mid-Century Philly: Market East

For our first Mid-Century Philly feature, culled from fantastic real estate photographs by Parker & Mullikin, we turn to Market East.…

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…

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…

LENS: Photographing Philadelphia from above

In recent decades, there has been a renewed fascination with aerial photography among planners, motivated partly by the work of photographers…

Farewell Fante-Leone pool

I remember stumbling upon the building at the corner of Montrose and Darien streets a few years ago. I was drawn…

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