Observing Change

Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History Project continues this Sunday at 11:30pm on TV12.   The episodes this week examine communities facilitating change. 

From the Del to the El: a Neighborhood Evolving by New Kensington Community Development CorporationThis story of the Fishtown-Kensington evolution is told through the story of four churches: St. Michael’s Roman Catholic, East Baptist Church, Gallery Church and the Circle of Hope.

A Community in Transition by Friends Neighborhood Guild. The Friends Housing Cooperative, an ongoing experiment in cooperative living, was designed as an interracial residential community.  It continues as a vital force in North Central Philadelphia.

Bridging Yesterday with Tomorrow by Tacony Civic Association. Once an independent village, Tacony began as factory town.  Henry Disston, owner of a 19th-century saw factory, planned a complete community for his workers.  The impact of Disston’s vision continues to this day.

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