GroJLart is the anonymous foulmouthed blogger of Philaphilia, where he critiques Philadelphia architecture, history, and design. He resides in Washington Square West. GroJLart has contributed to Naked Philly, the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog, and Philadelphia Magazine's Property Blog.
At Second and Norris, a strange and wondrous circa-1890 building served a series of German singing societies. GroJLart pokes around and along the way discovers a goddess museum > more
A plantation house by the El on the 4400 block of Market Street in West Philadelphia? The Shadow, well he knows--and here's the story > more
The Shadow digs through the rising glass and steel of University City to find....still standing proudly...a cow pasture in the sky > more
Just about halfway between Greyhound bus parking and a popular gentleman's club & steakhouse, a block of rowhouses has survived the post-war, post-industrial growth of Northern Liberties' eastern flank. GroJLart tells us all about the Coats family of Old Philadelphia and this heirloom still standing and serving many purposes today > more
On one of Vine Street's few blocks in Center City without screaming expressway traffic, an old Northern Liberties bank lives on as Old City residences. GroJLart profiles its history > more