Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Preserving Fishtown's Churches

We done well

Fishtown is doing well in preserving its old churches from demolistion. They have been converted into office space, studio, homes and apartments. The trade off was unwelcomed density that has already become unabridgable for Fishtown residents.
On the other hand these churches sat vacant or could no longer support themselves with the sharp decline of parishiners and for other reasons. These churchs are a part of Fishtown history and its development with much honest sentimental feelings, but things change.
Fishtown only lost one church in recent time: Pilgrim Congregational United Church Of Christ at Belgrade and Marlborough.
Preservation can also include the elements of compromise and leverage. An empty church can't stand alone because things change as do the options.

 Second Association of Spiritualists  1891 Thompson St by Frankford Ave (the story)
Episcopal Emmanuel Church on Marlborough St just above Girard Avenue.

 East Montgomery Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church 1875 by Frankford Ave.
Saved from demolition.
 Methodist Siloam Church 1876 on Susquehanna Ave and Livingston St (story)

 East Baptist Church at 1236 E. Columbia Ave. by Moyer St
 Fifth Reformed Dutch Church, Kensington 1863-1886 aka The Church of the Living Word
 St Laurentius RC Church 

 Pilgrim Congregational United Church Of Christ at Belgrade and Marlborough 

words and pictures by roman blazic__all rights reserved

Friday, March 23, 2018

Fishtown Street Signs pt2

The old and the new old street sign.

There are not many cornerstone street markers left in Fishtown. I found about twelve and wonder what I may have missed. You'll see five other cornerstones here. I also found less than a dozen small blue street signs affixed to a corner store or house. There's only eight different streets that still have the blue sign. It gives Fishtown a nice little touch of changing times.




 A different spelling









  
words and pictures by roman blazic__all rights reserved  

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fishtown's Street Signs

We're Philly old

Fishtown still has some small remnants to remind us of the past and how things change. Here's some street signs that might make you wonder where your at.

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 These two pictures are from just outside of Fishtown.

 Sepviva and Norris St
 Otis St
 Vienna and West St
 Volkmar St
 Camellia St



words and picture by roman blazic_all rights reserved

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Beatles In The Comics

Someone should write a book.

The Beatles continue to grab the market, the charts and the immagination. Cirque du Soleil, Sgt. Pepper, Eight Days A Week and a zillion new products just about every week. The White Album is in the anniversary remix mode and talk of the Kinfaun tape being cleaned, mixed and mastered. The return of  the Yellow Submarine has also been spotted.

Here's something different.  The Beatles in comic books. They appeared in many teen romance summer love confession comic books along with Betty and Veronica, Superman, Barbie and Batman.

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source for dc comic: https://www.cbr.com/batman-robin-broke-up-beatles/

Friday, January 12, 2018