Jim Scherrer wants to set up a computer museum -- a Compuseum -- and provoke a next wave of innovation. He poured forth this vision at a beer-laden table in the Franklin Institute locomotive room with his friend John Gruber.
In Bob Burch’s ideal world, the acreage would stay mostly preserved, he said, with 31 spectacular cottages forming a residential village in sync with the French Normandy style of the 14,000-square-foot, 20-room manor home, once owned by an heir to Campbell Soup.
Kenneth Parker lived and worked in the Reading Co. Grain Elevator building in Fairmount in the 1970s and 1980s, when he was having an outsized impact on corporate life in Philadelphia as the city’s most prolific designer of office space.
Developers say the opening of The Kelly apartments marked the first wave of revitalization for a sleepy area off City Avenue they’ve coined “NoBA.” Residents are less optimistic about the rebirth of City Avenue as a whole.