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American Revolution Landmark To Be Auctioned Off At Sheriff Sale

Old stone home in Frankford with ties to the Declaration of Independence goes up for auction at a sherif sale in May. Harry K. has the news and history behind this threatened national landmark

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A Lost Furness Chapel And The Stories It Tells

An obscure Frank Furness gem sits vacant and unused in Mount Sinai Cemetery in Frankford. Joe Brin has the details of this Moorish discovery and thoughts on Furness, preservation, and urban development

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Fragments Of The Franco Belgium Society In Frankford

Underneath a thick coating of concrete and graffiti lies the former home of The Franco Belgium Society. Memories of the French and Belgian presence that arrived in Frankford during WWI has mostly been...

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Is This The Train Tragedy We’ll Learn From? (Updated)

It's hard to imagine last night's Amtrak tragedy being any worse when at least seven people are confirmed dead. But the derailed Train 188 stopped just shy of a parked oil train. Brad Maule ponders the...

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Marked Potential: Roosevelt Theater

In Frankford, the Roosevelt Theater faces the El like a careworn sentry guarding the legacy of the city's last movie palaces. Shila Griffith invigorates the empty, ivory giant with a photography and...

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America’s Oldest Road Takes Center Stage In New Documentary

The King's Highway, the oldest continuously used road in America, is the subject of an award winning documentary premiering tonight at the Kimmel Center

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And The 2013 Nominees For Historic Designation Are . . .

The Philadelphia Historical Commission will next Wednesday review 15 buildings across the city in consideration for historic designation. Christopher Mote examines the nominations

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Days of Electronic Future Past

Hidden City Festival 2013: it has a soundtrack. This Friday at the Historical Society of Frankford, King Britt and Data Garden collaborate to bring the first of two concerts to the space with...

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Sites And Sounds

Two concerts lay the soundtrack to the Hidden City Festival. Erik Friedlander brings his wily cello to Shivtei Yeshuron tonight, while Data Garden curates Contemporary Archives, a concert featuring Mux...

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Sunny Strobe Lights On The El With Yiayia

Harry K. recalls the magical light show that the Market-Frankford Line provided him and his grandmother during their Sunday morning trips into the city in the early 1970s

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