Vanishing Philadelphia (eBook)

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The ruins of Philadelphia’sgrandest structures show the city’s dramatic evolution. Smoke no longer spewsfrom the Philadelphia Electric Company’s hulking riverside power plants. Naturelong ago reclaimed the rusted steel bones of the Frankford Arsenal. Graffitiartists tag the Beury Building, while Philadelphia’s Gilded Age elite restbeneath the weeds of the forgotten Mount Moriah Cemetery. Such sites mark threecenturies of progress and destruction in William Penn’s “Holy Experiment.”Through deep research and his stunning photography, J.P. Webster documents theslow decay caused by neglect and the passage of time in Philadelphia’sfactories, military sites, schools, cemeteries and more. Discover a bygoneAmerican era through Philadelphia’s vanishing cityscape.

The ruins of Philadelphia’sgrandest structures show the city’s dramatic evolution. Smoke no longer spewsfrom the Philadelphia Electric Company’s hulking riverside power plants. Naturelong ago reclaimed the rusted steel bones of the Frankford Arsenal. Graffitiartists tag the Beury Building, while Philadelphia’s Gilded Age elite restbeneath the weeds of the forgotten Mount Moriah Cemetery. Such sites mark threecenturies of progress and destruction in William Penn’s “Holy Experiment.”Through deep research and his stunning photography, J.P. Webster documents theslow decay caused by neglect and the passage of time in Philadelphia’sfactories, military sites, schools, cemeteries and more. Discover a bygoneAmerican era through Philadelphia’s vanishing cityscape.


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