Seagull International Inc. Building
1220 Spring Garden Street
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On this day in Philly history in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt addressed students at Central High School, in dedication of the school’s new building at Broad and Green Streets. Central, which opened in 1838 as the second public high school in the nation, moved from its original location at Juniper and Market Streets, the location of the Wanamaker Building today. Central remained at the Green Street location until 1939, but as the school kept expanding, it moved yet again to Ogontz and Olney avenues, where it has remained ever since.
Any Central High grads out there?
[For fun, try using this guide to learn how to see the antique image in 3d. It works!]
Well if this isn’t some freaky Black Lodge speak, then I don’t know what is. According to what I could find online, Dutch artist Jeroen Offerman spent three months learning how to sing Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” backwards. He then filmed himself singing the ditty backwards and reversed the footage (at least that’s what I think is going on here). The whole thing is… really something.
[Special thanks to @CWhitlockJr for sharing this!]
Alco Clothes ghost signage.
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has released its opinion on the case of Church of the Assumption, the vacant church near 11th and Spring Garden Streets, finding that the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas erred in not dismissing the case after the property was sold to a new owner last year.