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Eyes on the Street

Should a former Philly bathhouse gain landmark status because of its place in LGBTQ history?

Back when homosexuality was illegal in Philadelphia, the Camac Baths offered a safe place for queer subculture to exist. On April 12th, the Philadelphia Historical Commission will vote on whether…

    • The Wharton Centre at 22nd Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

A historic haven for black Philadelphians slated for demolition

A string of buildings that once housed one of the city’s first social service providers for black Philadelphians are set to meet the wrecking ball. The Wharton Centre was founded in…

    • The former Chinese Cultural & Community Center on North 10th Street. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Chinatown landmark spared the wrecking ball, for now

The Philadelphia Historical Commission is helping the owners of a Chinatown landmark remake plans for the pagoda-topped building after an earlier redevelopment proposal sparked community outcry. A Historical Commission staffer said…

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