Category Archives: Looking South

Looking South – Stairway to Heaven

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Looking South – Train Shed Update

More of the restoration process of the Train Shed on Broad and Carpenter Streets. Additional photos under the cut. 

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Looking South – Letters on Washington

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Looking South – The USS Olympia

The Boy and I took a stroll to the Spruce Street Harbor Park yesterday, and we got to check out the USS Olympia. From Wikipedia: USS Olympia is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This … Continue reading

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Looking South – Train Shed

Train shed on Broad & Carpenter being stripped down to it’s skeleton in order to be restored and incorporated into some new construction. The ongoing process has been fascinating to watch. More photos behind the cut. 

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Looking South – Geno’s Painted Lady

It appears Gene’s famous cheesesteak emporium is expanding it’s empire in South Philly. I’m not certain if this is a brick and mortar store for Geno’s t-shirts, and baseball caps – what I do know is that I’m crazy about … Continue reading

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UP on the Roof

We have recently told you of the work on the Civil War-era train shed at Broad and Carpenter Streets in South Philadelphia. Work continues as roofers scrape away the 20th Century modifications revealing what the building once was in the … Continue reading

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Looking South – Sketching in the Park

I turned the corner and was surprised to see artists making representational art rather than what I usually see – coffee drinkers fiddling with a smart phone.  

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Looking South – Snakes Alive!

Wildlife for sale on 9th Street.

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Looking South – Train Shed

This area of Broad and Washington is in the throes of being developed into apartments and retail space. Fortunately, this train shed which served as a stop for President Lincoln’s funeral train en route to Illinois, is on the National Register of Historic Places and … Continue reading

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Looking South – “Little Bambino” Townwatch

The things you see looking up, and looking South in Philadelphia.

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Looking South – Friendly Lounge

 

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Looking South – 10th Street Laundromat

 

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Looking South – Bubbles Laundromat

Drop off service at 26th & Dickinson.

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