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Category Archives: Looking South
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
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.
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
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
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.
Wildlife for sale on 9th Street.
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
The things you see looking up, and looking South in Philadelphia.
Drop off service at 26th & Dickinson.
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