Friday, June 22, 2018

Forgotten Neighborhood: Wrightsville

28th Street & Passyunk Avenue

Photo by Mr. Fox

I bet you've never even heard of Wrightsville, but you've probably driven by a bunch of times. This little community has an interesting history. Read all about it at Naked Philly!

Also: there's plenty of spaces left on my next Fishtown Corridors Tour! Sign up HERE!



Friday, June 1, 2018

Old-Ass Building: Johnny Brenda's

1201 Frankford Avenue


Photo by Jessica Allard
                   Oh, did you think I was done? There's still lots of building histories for me to write about and this is one I've gotten about 5 million requests for but never did-- Johnny Brenda's, the great catalyst of the Fishtown resurgence. Check it out at Naked Philly

I'll also be conducting a series of FREE tours of Frankford Avenue and Front Street in Fishtown talking about the past, present, and future of almost everything along the way. Sign up for the first one on June 14th HERE.   





Monday, April 23, 2018

Old-Ass Building: Standard Hall

622-24 South 4th Street



Photo by Michael Bixler
   This old market hall is still hanging on after over a century. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!


Monday, April 9, 2018

Old-Ass Building: Harris Building

2121 Market Street


Photo by Michael Bixler
Now pretty much only known as the Trader Joe's Building, this old bastard has managed to endure a lot of change all around it. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Old-Ass Building: Pottash Building

428-30 South 13th

Photo by Michal Bixler
 A lot of people have asked me about this building over the years, and now you'll get to know where it came from and who gave it that goofy facade. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!





Friday, March 16, 2018

Old-Ass Building: Oscar's

1524 Sansom Street

Photo by Michael Bixler
             I love Oscar's and I don't care what you fucking snobs think about it. Read all about the building it's been housed in since 1972 at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Old-Ass Building: Potamkin Chevrolet

1101 South Broad Street

Photo by Michael Bixler
               With all the talk about Broad & Washington lately you never hear about the southeast corner where this little building holds things down. Read about about it at the Hidden City Daily!