Monday, December 11, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Midtown II

122 and 124 South 11th St

Photo by Michael Bixler
                   I miss the Midtown II already and now its being altered. Read all about its history at
the Hidden City Daily!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lost Building: John Ellis & Brother Teas & Coffee

9 South 16th St


Image courtesy Ellis Coffee
               Those of you who hate the new digital signage at East Market should appreciate how crazy advertising in this city once was. Check this one out at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Messiah Universalist Home

4949 Old York Road


Photo by Michael Bixler

                     I'd like to say that mega-architect Frank Furness went out with a bang, but he didn't. Here's the story of one of his company's final buildings that has fallen into obscurity. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Fergie's Pub

1214 Sansom Street


Photo by Michael Bixler
                 This bar is a Philly classic, but the building it uses has been a Philly classic for a much longer time! Check out its 150 year history at the Hidden City Daily!



















Friday, October 20, 2017

Lost Building: John Hopkins Warehouse

50-54 North Delaware Avenue (now Interstate 95)

PhillyHistory.org
           Who knew there was a Hale on the Delaware Riverfront? One of his first buildings, no less! Find out all about it on the Hidden City Daily!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Old-Ass Building: University Avenue Facility

600 South University Avenue

Photo by Michael Bixler
             I and others get questions about what the hell this building on the Schuylkill is-- well now we have the answer. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Tripoli Barber Supply Company

606 South 9th Street

Photo by Michael Bixler
I've been wondering about this old bastard forever-- ends up some of my bootlegging paisanos were responsible for it along with one of the only Italian-American architects in town. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!