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!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Land Use History: 3rd and Willings Alley

228 South 3rd Street


Photo by Michael Bixler
           Switching things up a bit-- the southwest corner of 3rd and Willing's Alley is one of the few pieces of land that can be traced back to day one. Check it all out at the Hidden City Daily!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Westmoreland Building

212-224 South 3rd St



  I've been trying to write about this building for as long as this blog has existed. Finally, I've gotten my skills up enough to find out everything about this great Society Hill Building. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Prettyman Building

764-772 South Broad Street


Photo by Michael Bixler

             This building is just one piece of the Prettyman legacy, but is by far the most important. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Adam Scheidt Brewing Company Philadelphia Branch

963 North 9th Street

Photo by Michael Bixler

            This beat-up old building is connected to both Philadelphia beer history and Philadelphia pie history. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Walls & Pearsall Building

437 North 11th Street, 1041 Ridge Avenue

Photo by Michael Bixler

                   I've admired this building for years, but have only reached the research skill level to find its history recently. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Students' Chapter Hall

1319 West Susquehanna Avenue


Photo by Michael Bixler
              This is one cool-looking building and it has one hell of a diverse history! Check it out at the Hidden City Daily! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Old-Ass Building: Dentzel Carousel Factory

3635 Germantown Ave



                 Check out this old bastard still hanging on in North Philly. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!