Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Two Fires on Chestnut Street

A piece I wrote for "Hidden City Philadelphia" is live over at their site for those interested in historic structures, Old City Philadelphia, and the fragility of our built environment:


And in case you want to learn more, the source material for this article can be found in:

The Daily Age (Philadelphia, PA), March 1, 1864

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 5, March 8, May 20, and May 24, 1872

Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA), July 10, 1852, and March 18, 1872

Public Ledger Almanac, 1883 (Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1882)

Ken Finkel, "The Jayne Building: Chestnut Street's Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda," The PhillyHistory Blog, November 11, 2013, https://www.phillyhistory.org/blog/index.php/2013/11/the-jayne-building-chestnut-streets-woulda-coulda-shoulda/

Richard Webster, "Chestnut Street Study Area," Historic American Buildings Survey, before 1976, http://cdn.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/pa/pa1100/pa1149/data/pa1149data.pdf.

Winston Weisman, “Philadelphia Functionalism and Sullivan,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 20, no. 1 (March 1961), 14.

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