For almost three hundred years, the eastern edge of “Queen Village” was a nexus of commerce and domesticity. Direct access to the river offered trades such as merchants, ship captains, joiners, and sail makers ample […]
Richard Major provides commentary on the will of Mary Houlton (1730-1811), a “maiden” of the City of Philadelphia.
Hats off to Richard Tittermary, the 1798 Southwark Direct Tax Surveyor of the Revenue, But a Sad Moment for a Missing Antiquity
Richard Major writes about the 1798 occupants and owners of property on Becks Alley, located between Swanson and Front Streets.
Amy Grant writes about efforts to restore the historic church yard at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church.
This daring Errol-Flynn-type character terrorized English ships, capturing more vessels than Commodore John Barry and Captain John Paul Jones combined.