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What would you like to know about Philadelphia and its history? Nominate a topic and tell us why you'd like to see it in The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. To submit your ideas to the editors, simply scroll to the bottom of this page.

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  1. Citizens Savings & Loan-19th & South Street..Major Wright

    Sylvia Blackwell Posted October 30, 2020 at 11:06 pm
  2. 1940’s Black Saving & Loan …..Philadelphia
    Carver Savings & Loan…Berean Savings & Loan

    Sylvia Blackwell Posted October 30, 2020 at 11:11 pm
  3. MID 1900 CENTURY WOODEN BOAT BUILDING, THE CHANGE TO LARGER MORE STURDY VESELS THAT COULD STAND UP TO THE HARSH LAKE ENVIRONMENT.

    JOHN Sinclair Posted November 2, 2020 at 11:49 am
  4. DesignPhiladelphia, founded in 2005 by Hilary Jay and Jamer Hunt, is the oldest and first American design festival, and a model for others across the country. DesignPhiladelphia establishes Philadelphia as a hub for design excellence. The inititiative supports economic opportunities for local designers, and demonstrates to the public the impact of design on our everyday lives. For more information, contact me.

    Hilary Jay Posted January 27, 2021 at 10:36 am
  5. The 1918 influenza epidemic

    Robert Carpenter Posted March 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm
  6. There is a timeline of Philadelphia I just discovered. https://www.ushistory.org/Philadelphia/timeline/#google_vignette
    Likely, I came to it late. Anyway, it is good in some respects but at least its earliest 17th and 18th century dates of events are woefully inadequate (not to mention the 1753 change of calendar thing).
    This might be good for someone to do in a scholarly way.
    I’m writing about the Quaker Exile of 1777-78, so that at least must be added.

    Norman Posted May 11, 2021 at 10:44 am
  7. Philadelphia labor priest and labor arbitrator Father Dennis Comey, S. J. organized a new labor school at St. Joseph’s University. Comey was active with organized labor at the city’s shipyards and docks since the mid-1930s and earned great respect for his impartiality in settling difficult labor issues. The school blended Catholic social teaching with practical classes for workers to know their rights. Eventually the school combined labor-management programs.

    Paul Lubienecki, PhD Posted June 2, 2021 at 7:58 am
  8. Old City Arts a group of artists in Old City who pioneered large site specific interdisciplinary and collaborative works and work in new performance genres, the first in Philadelphia…

    Terry Fox Posted June 22, 2021 at 2:34 pm

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