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Designer Sees Potential in Frankford’s Roosevelt Theater

From Hidden City

In Frankford, the Roosevelt Theater faces the El like a careworn sentry guarding the legacy of the city’s last movie palaces. Shila Griffith invigorates the empty, ivory giant with a photography and filmmaking center for teens in this month’s Marked Potential.

Read the rest of the story and see her proposed design at this link.

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Historical Society of Frankford Tuesday Night

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
6:30pm – Salad and Dessert Social
7:30pm – Program
Frankford’s Mural Arts and Hidden City Initiatives
Cesar Viveros Herrera, MURAL ARTS PROGRAM
Peter Woodall, HIDDEN CITY
The Historical Society of Frankford continues its mission to preserve and promote the history of Frankford and Northeast Philadelphia as it works cooperatively with the City’s Mural Arts Program and Hidden City Philadelphia to engage residents with this area’s history.   Meet Cesar Viveros Herrera – the Mural Arts artist who has been working with the Frankford community to create several extraordinary murals representing various eras in Frankford’s development. Also hear from Peter Woodall, of Hidden City Philadelphia, who will discuss the 2013 Hidden City Festival’s efforts to engage the public with some of Philadelphia’s most remarkable spaces – which have been animated by artist projects that ask you not only to look, but also to participate. As the Historical Society of Frankford is participating this year – with sound artists Data Garden/King Britt – you will have an opportunity to view this very special installation following the program.
Refreshments served. Members free; Others $5.00
1507 Orthodox Street
PO Box 4888, Philadelphia, PA 19124
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Hidden City and Preservation Alliance are hosting a How-To on nominating buildings to Phila Register of Historic Places

Frankford has a lot of great old buildings.  Learn how to get them notices and appreciated by attending this two hour workshop hosted by Hidden City Philadelphia and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.


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Hiddencity Philadelphia at the Globe

There is a good story on Hiddencity Philadelphia about the Globe Dye Works with an update of where they stand in the massive renovation and repurposing of the complex.  Take a look at this link.

There will be some events this year at the Globe that will be open to the public.  If you have the time, it is well worth a look at this hidden treasure in our midst.  Both sides of my family worked in the textiles mills in Frankford and the Globe is a significant part of that history.