Monday, July 10, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Bedell Residence

101 South 22nd Street or 2134 Chestnut Street

Photo by Michael Bixler
               This old beast has avoided the wrecking ball for 127 years while everything that has ever been built next door has changed again and again and again. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Crescent Iron Works

4901 Grays Avenue

Photo by Michael Bixler
                Most of you have probably never seen this building but its awesome- a curving industrial building that's so badass that a guy built a boat inside! Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Pineview/Dirty Frank's

339-349 South 13th Street

Photo by Michael Bixler


               Alright you drunk bastards, here's the history of the Pineview Apartments a.k.a. the Dirty Frank's Building. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Gartside Rust Soap Company

4054 Lancaster Ave

Photo by Michael Bixler
                     You've probably never even seen this building but it's one of those that I've noticed for years and just couldn't stop thinking about. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Lost Building: Henry Morton Guild House

2210 Sansom Street


                  Here's one building you've probably never heard of.. its site has been a parking lot longer than this building stood, but this goddamn thing was once a landmark. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Old-Ass Building: George Institute

5100 Lancaster Avenue



Photo by Michael Bixler
                 Some parts of West Philly still have ancient relics left behind from its earliest days of development. Here's just one of them-- read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Old-Ass Building:Electric Traction Company Delaware Avenue Station Engine House

939 North Delaware Avenue, 950 North Penn Street

Photos by Michael Bixler
                  Some buildings just know how to survive. This old bastard has been standing on the riverfront since 1895 in nearly continuous use and laughs at other riverfront buildings that need historical designations to survive. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!