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The Future of the Reading Viaduct: A Conversation

9 Mar

When: March 20, 2013 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Architecture 1218 Arch Street
Tickets and more information: Click here

Join Hidden City for a wide ranging discussion of what the future holds for the elevated train trestle with landscape architect Bryan Hanes, who created renderings for a partk on the SEPTA spur section of the Viaduct, Center City District President & CEO Paul Levy, along with representatives from the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and Viaduct Green.

Welcome to the Eraserhood

6 Mar

Please excuse this blog’s appearance, we are under construction but should be fully up and running by the end of March 2013.

4/13/2013 Green and Clean!

5 Mar

On April 13th, 2013 join the Callowhill Neighborhood Association for the annual Spring Cleanup in conjunction with City of Philadelphia Annual City-Wide Clean-up: Keep Up the Sweep Up !

For more information from the Callowhill Neighborhood Association, click here.

Ninth & Green: Historic Commuting

5 Mar

The corner of Ninth and Green Streets once housed an active Philadelphia Reading Railroad station. Built in 1832, for more than fifty years this hub carried early suburban commuters from Germantown into the business core of Philadelphia. At the time this railroad station was erected commuter trains were still hauled by horses. In November of 1832 the very first steam train ever operated in Philadelphia covered the six miles between the Germantown and Green Street stations in twenty-eight minutes. By 1889 commuters abandoned the Green Street station in favor of the newly constructed Reading Terminal Station on Market Street. Over the years, this historic Philadelphia landmark has been left to ruin, isn’t there a place in Philly history for more than colonial era relics?