I worked at the Inquirer building for 30 years, and I loved it. In the old days, when it really felt like a newspaper, you could stand in a glass-walled passageway overlooking the cavernous composing room and watch the papers speed off the giant presses. It gave me goose bumps every time.

When the presses were cranking up, the whole building shook. The ink-stained pressmen—yes, they were all men—wore folded newspaper caps. It was right out of The Front Page. The pressmen left when print operations moved to Conshohocken. The composing room was rebuilt into a giant newsroom for the Inky.

(via Inquirer Set to Leave 400 North Broad Street “Tower of Truth” | The Philly Post)

We are now accepting submissions from Guest Denizens of the Eraserhood! Please focus your submissions on the area outlined here or in nearby blocks with the same, classic industrial tone. (For example, Divine Lorraine is kind of far away from the technical boundaries of the ‘Hood, but still counts. Same goes for Willow Steam. Most of Fairmount and Chinatown, however, have lost the grittiness that makes our ‘Hood unique. Despite the close proximity, these locations aren’t really germane.)

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PhilaMOCA presents ERASERHOOD FOREVER 7/13 | PhilaMOCA

PhilaMOCA presents ERASERHOOD FOREVER 7/13 | PhilaMOCA

The mid-sized music venue has generated a ton of buzz, quickly emerging as one of Philly’s best.  Drawing an impressive list of acts in its first year and providing a beautifully appointed interior, tremendous sound and a smartly-placed back-bar, the building has come a long way since its days as the Spring Garden Market, a name which it held before 1895, according to the photo taken from G.W. Bromley’s Philadelphia Atlas.

(via Delorean Time Machine: Union Transfer | NakedPhilly)