Elaborately decorated first floor bay windows (seasonally-themed, of course), Wooder Ice, inflatable pools in front lawns. There are quite a few unique behaviors and dialectical idiosyncrasies that separate old school Philadelphians from the newbies —the 'huppies', if you will. One of these has to be the Philadelphian penchant for referring to whatever store currently occupies the home of the first department store in Philadelphia (and one of the first in the country) by its 'real' name: Wanamaker's. It's just how we do.
With news hitting the wire that the historical building at 1300 Market Street is now up for grabs - and expected to nab at least $200 million - we thought it was a perfect time to take a trip down memory lane, when Wanamaker's was really Wanamaker's and Billy Penn was still the tallest dude in towne.
· Behind the Macy's Light Show: The Wanamaker Organ [Curbed Philly]
· The Historical Society of Riverton
· Linkage: Wanamaker Building Hits The Market—Could Nab $200M [Curbed Philly]