Monthly Archives: May 2007

A Walk to Die For: Laurel Hill Cemetery

  Remember me as you pass by As you are now so once was I As I am now you soon must be Prepare for death and follow me. –Jackson (56) In the colonial period and for some time after that, the purpose of the cemetery for the living was to serve as a grim […]
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Take Care of Him and I will repay Thee: A Luxurious Philadelphia Asylum

  Since the establishment of Pennsylvania Hospital at 8th and Pine Streets “to care for the sick-poor of the Province and for the reception and care of lunaticks,” Philadelphia was a leading center of psychiatric care. The city is, after all, the birthplace of Declaration of Independence signer Benjamin Rush, widely regarded as the father […]
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I Remember Arch Street

  Picture, if you will, walking down a street in Center City Philadelphia; and lining both sides, as far as you can see, are nothing but stores packed full of electronics goodies. A mere fantasy you say? Not really. Because such was Arch Street in the late Nineteen Fifties and early Sixties, as I remember […]
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