philadelphia style

Philadelphia Style Magazine... home to Philadelphia’s well-heeled debutantes, its immaculately groomed beautiful people, its denizens of the finer things.  The high society print publication, founded in 1998 and reaching a circulation of roughly 70,000 readers, is headquartered on the quiet Queen Village block of League Street between Front & 2nd.

Philly Style HQ

One hundred years ago, the magazine’s headquarters at 141 League St. would have been abuzz with schoolchildren, presuming that early 20th century schoolchildren were allowed to buzz.  League Street, which was known as Mary Street until around the turn of the century, was the site of the Watson Primary School.  Also called the Mary Street School by those in the Southwark neighborhoods surrounding it, the school is identified in John Trevor Custis’ 1897 text, The Public Schools of Philadelphia as “the oldest school in the Section [having been] erected about the middle of the present century and . . . named in honor of Samuel F. Watson, who was among the first public school masters in Philadelphia.” (p. 297)