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Ruffin Nichols painting

Morning Headlines: Ruffin Nichols Church Is Really Gone

• philly.com reports that OSHA fined Upper Darby for “serious violations — like a lack of training regarding hydrochloric acid — that “posed a substantial […]

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Recommended: “The Lion and the Leopard” by Nathaniel Popkin

Nathaniel Popkin’s Philadelphia-set historical novel, The Lion and the Leopard, is a curious book. While it’s not an epistolary novel, it reads a bit like […]

eighth street wall collapse

Eighth Street Wall Collapse: God to Be Arrested Any Minute?

A dividing wall at 606 S. Eighth collapsed this morning, leaving eight people displaced though none injured or dead, which marks a significant improvement over […]

st john the evangelist church

Renderings of Townhomes to Replace St. John the Evangelist at 3rd and Reed

Yet another house of worship goes the way of all Philly churches: this time, it’s St. John the Evangelist at Third and Reed, which cannot […]

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This Weekend’s Must-Do: Hidden City Philadelphia Block Party Under the Reading Viaduct

The Hidden City Philadelphia Festival kicks into full swing this weekend with an Eraserhood/Loft District/Callowhill/Provence-zone block party with DJs, craft brews and food trucks (the […]


City Stunned: Man Moves to Philly From Portland Simply Because He Likes It Better

Bradley Maule, the new co-editor of Hidden City Daily–the hands-down best blog about Philadelphia’s built environment–lived in Portland, Oregon, for three and half years and […]