• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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Mid-Century Philly: 1300 block of Chestnut

Our Mid-Century Philly set continues today with a look at the south side of the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. Recognize…

Mid-century Philly: Spruce Food Market

For today's mid-century Parker & Mullikin, we turn to the 1500 block of Spruce Street for a revelation in moderne…

Mid-Century Philly: Market East

For our first Mid-Century Philly feature, culled from fantastic real estate photographs by Parker & Mullikin, we turn to Market East.…

Mid-Century Philly: Parker & Mullikin photography

Eyes on the Street has sifted through a bunch of historic photographs showing off mid-century Philadelphia. While EOTS is on vacation,…

Lovely Lardner's Point Park [slideshow]

Lardner’s Point Park, a new public space along the Delaware River just below the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, opened in May bringing…

Heart & Soul: Pianos pop-up in University City

In Clark Park, a gnomelike garden; in Drexel Park a chicken car; at 37th Street Plaza a junkyard pod. These are among…

From Above: 'Looking in the Parkway, 1925'

Last week, I shared two aerials of the Parkway from 1920 and 1921. This week, as we close out our…

'Lines in Four Directions in Flowers' artwork planted

Conceptual Artist Sol LeWitt proposed the site-specific artwork Lines in Four Directions in Flowers to the Fairmount Park Art Association in…

From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

Back in March, I mentioned that Eyes on the Street would start showcasing historic images from the Free Library's amazing Print…

LENS: Photographing Philadelphia from above

In recent decades, there has been a renewed fascination with aerial photography among planners, motivated partly by the work of photographers…

Barnes Materials: extraordinary textures

By now you've heard that architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's design for the Barnes is a masterful modern work, imbued…

'Under the Clothespin' revealed

Devoted Eyes on the Street readers know that I’ve been following along as artists Miriam Singer and Emilie Ledieu created Under…

Webcam: Franklin Institute hawks nest

Live stream videos at Ustream People like to think of the Parkway as the start of Fairmount Park, a piece of…

Mid-century Philadelphia boosterism [video]

Here's a peek at our fair city, glowingly reflected on by WPTZ some 60 years ago. While the film is really…

Philadelphians hop on board, set Soul Train dance line record

As Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius was laid to rest in Los Angeles on Monday, Philadelphians honored his memory…

Under the Clothespin: Sneak Peek

Installation of 'Under the Clothespin' is underway in the Centre Square subway concourse. Back in November, I told you about Under…

Checking in on Lenfest Plaza

I recently walked through Lenfest Plaza outside the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to see how people were using the…

Illuminating North Broad

Earlier this year Avenue of the Arts announced the first steps of a $50 million campaign to improve North Broad Street’s…

Marking Veterans Day

Veterans Day started out as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I – at the 11th hour of the…

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