Vanishing Philadelphia

Vanishing Philadelphia

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The ruins of Philadelphiaa€™s grandest structures show the citya€™s dramatic evolution. Smoke no longer spews from the Philadelphia Electric Companya€™s hulking riverside power plants. Nature long ago reclaimed the rusted steel bones of the Frankford Arsenal. Graffiti artists tag the Beury Building, while Philadelphiaa€™s Gilded Age elite rest beneath the weeds of the forgotten Mount Moriah Cemetery. Such sites mark three centuries of progress and destruction in William Penna€™s a€œHoly Experiment.a€ Through deep research and his stunning photography, J.P. Webster documents the slow decay caused by neglect and the passage of time in Philadelphiaa€™s factories, military sites, schools, cemeteries and more. Discover a bygone American era through Philadelphiaa€™s vanishing cityscape.prototypical a€œPhilly schoola€ design that we know today, and throughout the city, schools became sequentially more uniform. In the 1870s, the official Board of Property Architectsa€”which designed and built all public schools and buildings relating ... Hopefully, this pioneer oftheAmerican school system can regain itsstanding, and Philadelphia can onceagain take pridein ... This aerial view of the old Northeast High School at Northeast Manual Training School/Thomas A Edison High School.


Title:Vanishing Philadelphia
Author: J.P. Webster
Publisher:The History Press - 2014-08-19
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