History

March 29, 2019

Philly Trivia: Approximately How Many Murals Does Philly Have?

If you guessed D, you're right! The city is estimated to have 2,000 murals and is often cited as having more public art than any other city in the country! 

Posted in History, Philly News
March 1, 2019

What Philly Hospital was the First in the US?

If you guessed C, then you're right! Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital of our nation, originally opening its doors on Market Street in 1752. It remained a standalone hospital for over two centuries before merging with the University of Pennsylvania Health Care system in 1997. 

 

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Posted in History, Old City
Nov. 18, 2014

Buildings Now and Then: "Port Fishington" cop shop, once home to horses and hoodlums, now houses residents

2136 E. Dauphin St. in 2014. Photo by the author.

By Matty Stringer

In the last half of this decade, Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood has witnessed a dramatic turnaround much like its neighbor to the southwest, Northern Liberties, experienced in the previous decade. Perhaps no building symbolizes it more ...

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