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Same Place - Different Time

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Yesterday I had to spend most of my day at my school building. It is located in The Kirkbride Center, which is the focus of my presentation on Friday. This building complex was once The Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane! As I sat on one of the classrooms, I looked at the high ceilings, the wide open hallways and wide floor spaces. During lunch I spoke with a 76 year old resident of West Philadelphia who recalled the Mill Creek sewer which I included in my presentation.


I am fascinated when I speak with citizens over 70 who recall different times and different environments as compared to the same locations before severe changes to the landscapes due to progress and related effects.