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.
The Shadow calls the empty Mt. Sinai Hospital in Pennsport "South Philly's Divine Lorraine." He tells us why this monumental building--the city's first Jewish hospital--by architect Louis Magaziner matters > more
The Shadow Knows more than you ever thought possible on one of the last two remaining buildings near Rittenhouse Square by architect of extravagance Willis G. Hale--this one threatened by damaging alterations and lack of legal protection > more
The Shadow Knows dons his raccoon coat and tails as he sets out to uncover North Philly's gilded age along the new frontier we call North Broad > more
The Shadow Knows has the story on the super-slender Cunningham Piano building in Center City--can the Church of Scientology reincarnate this beauty, which was once the largest shoe store in the world? > more
Tell us, Shadow, about one of the the only buildings near the Convention Center big and beautiful and just about Baroque enough to survive the wrecking ball > more