Old Neighborhoods; Big History

The next installment of Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History Project airs on TV12 Sunday October 14th at 11:30pm.  This week, the series explores the legacy of iconic buildings in three of our more venerable neighborhoods:

Next Stop: Freedom by Frankford Group Ministry  (Frankford)  In one of Philadelphia’s oldest communities, a group of high school students record stories of the community elders, documenting the rich history of Frankford.

Traveling the Avenue: A Story of History, Faith, Culture and Civic Action by Germantown Historical Society (Germantown)  This project documents six historic landmarks along Germantown Avenue, including Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, Germantown Town Hall, the Johnson House Historic Site, the Sedgwick Cultural Center and Valley Green.

Investing in the Vision: Perspectives on the Uptown by Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation (North Philadelphia) Musicians, patrons, an architect, and North Philadelphians tell the story of the famed, but closed, Uptown Theatre.  This was the showplace for the Rhythm and Blues cultural revolution of the 1950s and ’60s.  The documentary includes the last interview with famed impresario and radio personality Georgie Woods.

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