Tag Archives: Society Hill

More Philly (Much More)

Sunflowers, 1887 I DIDN’T GO TO PHILADELPHIA last week just to walk its cobbled alleys and take pictures of cute houses. I went to see my son and his girlfriend in Fishtown, and to catch the van Gogh exhibition at … Continue reading

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Ode to the Philadelphia Rowhouse

Fitzwater Street, Queen Village THERE’S A HUGE, TELLING DIFFERENCE between New York City and Philadelphia in terms of how each values and regards its vernacular architecture. It’s hard to imagine NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development putting out something … Continue reading

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Why I Love Philadelphia, Part 2

The old houses!!!  I love to walk the streets, just looking. Philly has way more surviving 18th century buildings than New York does, many open to the public. Among my favorites: the Powel House, below, on Third Street, where Philadelphia’s Revolutionary-era … Continue reading

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