Because she was Black, the contralto gained international renown before she was recognized in her native city.
The 235-pound minute hands have to be manually adjusted.
Jules Mastbaum amassed one of the world's greatest sculpture collections, then gifted it to the city.
Before it was docked on the Delaware, 115-year-old vessel sailed all over the world.
Thanks to a $300k grant, the archives housed at William Way are finally getting proper treatment.
Newt's swim spot was a community hub.
Stotesbury Mansion is home to a social club and an Emmy-winning series.
Male doctors performed operations in "The Dreaded Circular Room."
From rogues galleries to sketches of City Hall, it's all available on Spring Garden.
Today, the Northern Savings Fund building is finding new life as offices, exhibition space and (maybe) a speakeasy.
It could stem from William Penn's original "Centre Square" — or have to do with the metropolis' shifting borders.
This centuries-old institution is the latest in our Secret Philly series.
Great Italian at an Irish pub, Ethiopian at a Brewerytown dive and more hidden gems.
There's only one real piece of the famously quirky collector's work left in use for its original purpose: His other house in Merion Station.
Built in 1984 for $1.7 million, the space once boasted basketball and handball courts, too.
Henri David set up shop in this tucked-away rowhome-turned-store in 1990: 'It’s got to be handmade, or I’m not interested.'
In addition to books, this library has a secret basement that holds arts and architecture history, like the first renderings of the capitol building dome.
The structure, on the National Registry of Historic Places, sits on the oldest parcel of land owned continuously by African Americans in America.
That big retro board showing arrivals and departures is controlled by a computer running Windows 95.