November/December 2018

In this issue, we look at the South Street Renaissance, a community of artists that transformed South Street into a major destination for the creative arts. The group was also largely responsible for organizing efforts to defeat the Crosstown Expressway. Download PDF

July/August 2018

In this issue, we explore the end of Philadelphia’s industrial age, the abandonment of housing in South Philadelphia, and efforts to revitalize the neighborhood that would become Queen Village. Download PDF

 

May 2018

In this issue, we unveil a gorgeous new design concept that aims to revitalize the grounds at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church and National Historic Site. Download PDF

March 2018

In this issue, we take a look the Swedish settlers who successfully colonized the Delaware Valley over three centuries ago.  We also trace the Swedish ancestry of the “First Family of Queen Village” who supported building the oldest church in Pennsylvania.

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January 2018

In this issue, we take a historical view of the issues that threatened the quality of life in our neighborhood.  We also shed a spotlight on the events that led to the formation of QVNA and other groups that represent the interests of residents and businesses. Download PDF

November 2017

In this issue, we explore the block parties, annual events, grand festivals and other celebrations that have become traditions in Queen Village.  We also delve into superstitions associated with early residents and neighborhood landmarks.

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September 2017

In this issue, we touch on the health crises, medical advances, and healthcare facilities that defined early Queen Village and Philadelphia.  We also share stories and perspectives from business owners and healthcare professionals who reside in our neighborhood.  Download PDF

July 2017

In this issue, we explore the printed word through booksellers, libraries, writers, and publishers that thrive despite the digital age. We also look back on politicized newspaper wars that captured readers in the 18th century. Download PDF

May 2017

In this issue, we celebrate life in and around Queen Village with our four-legged friends. We also share a story about an early colonial adventurer and his faithful companions.

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