January 2012

Event and Planning24 Jan 2012 03:06 pm

Next meeting of Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods will be at the Guerin Recreation Center at 1600 Jackson Street on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 6 PM to 8 PM.

At this meeting the Community Design Collaborative Design Team will be presenting preliminary designs for bike priority streets. These designs will include both short and long range plans for a typical residential block in South Philadelphia based on input they received from you in previous meetings. This is your last opportunity to provide input to guide the final plans.

Event and Philadelphia and Planning24 Jan 2012 02:58 pm

Join members of the Combined South Philadelphia Civic Association Alliance in the auditorium of Saints John Neumann – Maria Goretti High School tonight at 6:30PM for a meeting and Q&A session with SEPTA senior management.

SEPTA Constituent Relations Coordinator Wendy Green-Harvey and Assistant Director of Transportation Michael Lyles will address issues relevant to schedules and ALL South Philadelphia routes. Mr. Lyles, along with many of his staff members, will field questions especially regarding pilot projects such as the 47 bus lines limited pick-ups.

Neighborhood Stories22 Jan 2012 10:25 pm

Have you ever been walking down a street in the neighborhood and wondered what used to be there or what the buildings you’re seeing looked like 40, 50, 80 or 100 years ago? PhillyHistory.org lets you search locations throughout the city and see photos in their archive that have been arranged by location. We figured we’d start sharing some as we find them and see if anyone has memories to share about these locations. Our first one is a 1938 photo taken from 11th and Tasker looking northwest towards what is now 1540 Hardware:

Lots of aluminum siding hiding that exterior detail work now! Click here for Google Streetview’s shot of what this same view looks like today.

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