Category Archives: Looking South

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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Looking South – The Royal Theater

I am mournful to report the obliteration of another piece of Philadelphia’s past. The Royal Theater on 15th and South was built in 1919, and showcased African American entertainers. While it may not be as historically significant as the city’s other gems, it was … Continue reading

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