Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Lost Building: The Horn Building

1601 Chestnut Street


Photo from the City of Philadelphia, Records Department
             This is one of the best-looking buildings the city has ever had, but it met the wrecking ball for a shitty-looking movie theater, which itself got demolished for part of Liberty Place. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Old-Ass Building: Shetzline Homestead?

1801 South 18th Street

Photo by Michael Bixler
              This old bastard once prettied-up the corner of 18th and Moore Streets in what we now call Point Breeze... but where the hell does it come from? I explore the mystery of this building at the Hidden City Daily!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Old-Ass Building: Bird Building II

1029-31 Race St

Photo by Michael Bixler
              I've always loved this Chinatown building but never was able to find out much about it-- ends up it was build by the dame dude who built the Bird Building right behind it-- we have therefore christened this guy the Bird Building II. Nowadays people only go there for Hop Sing Laundromat, but it was once the Netflix of its time. Check out its story at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Old-Ass Building: Cumberland School/David Farragut School

170 West Cumberland Street

Photo by Michael Bixler
               This old school building, in a neighborhood you've probably never been to, stands not only as an example of school architecture from its time period, but of adaptive re-use in general. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Old-Ass Building: Sentman Motor Company

5630 Chestnut

Photo by Michael Bixler
            Another building that I though was a theater but ended up being something else completely. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Old-Ass Building: Clinton Commons

928 Clinton Street and 311 South 10th Street


Photo by Michael Bixler
                  Here's a building lots of people ask me about... there's never been that much out there about it but there still plenty of tidbits to learn. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Old Ass Building: Drueding Building

1401 North 5th St

Photo by Brad Maule
          The Great White Elephant of Olde Kensington may finally be saved! Read about its history over at the Hidden City Daily!