4.21.2009

Urban Archives


I snuck over to Temple University last week to catch a screening of "Films from the Urban Archives: Secrets from Philadelphia's Past." It was fun to see footage of Temple students horsing around in the 1940's, and watch a documentary from the 1960's of the exciting "new" plans associated with the development of such local stand-bys as Independence Mall, Penn's Landing, and the Gallery Mall.

Philadelphia is such a historic city that it's hard to not bump into it wherever you go, or to wonder what current events we'll be talking about when my kids have kids. Kudos to Temple University Libraries for safeguarding some of the more interesting footage from previous generations.
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