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GroJLart

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.

Zany Chestnut East

Zany Chestnut East

March 19, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow Knows something about turn-of-the-century real estate barons, including the King of Chestnut Street (when Chestnut was king), Anthony M. Zane. > more

Going Postal

Going Postal

March 5, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

Ah, the Shadow Knows...a damn good fortress when he sees one...and even better, one that was painstakingly restored > more

St. James The Greatest

St. James The Greatest

February 20, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

Shadows Knows returns with the building that put gilded age architect Horace Trumbauer on the highrise map > more

Digging Around

Digging Around “Season City”

February 6, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow Knows returns in search of one of the last surviving black schoolhouses in America > more

Electric!

Electric!

January 23, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

In his first "Shadow Knows" feature on the Daily, PhilaPhilia's GroJLart fires up PECO's former Edison Building at 9th and Sansom > more