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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.

Summoning The Spirit Of A Victorian Masterpiece

Summoning The Spirit Of A Victorian Masterpiece

May 15, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

Gone, but not forgotten. The Shadow channels the ghost of the Henry J. Morton Guild House, a beautiful Victorian hall designed by famed Philadelphia architects Wilson Brothers & Company > more

Cathedral Park Libraries Recall Quaker Family Values

Cathedral Park Libraries Recall Quaker Family Values

May 1, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow paints a portrait of a prominent Quaker family who brought books and benevolence to Lancaster Avenue in the 1800s > more

A Powerhouse Of Footwork And Fitness On Delaware Ave

A Powerhouse Of Footwork And Fitness On Delaware Ave

April 18, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

On the outskirts of Fishtown, a dance club and rock climbing gym keep spirits high inside an old 19th century trolley car power station > more

A Tradition Of Demolition At 3rd and Willing's Alley

A Tradition Of Demolition At 3rd and Willing’s Alley

April 3, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow takes us back to Society Hill where one prominent street corner has kept the wrecking ball swinging for nearly two centuries > more

New Life For An Old Coal Country Outpost In Society Hill

New Life For An Old Coal Country Outpost In Society Hill

March 20, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow takes a stroll down to Society Hill where business is stirring at an old 19th century coal company headquarters after 12 years of vacancy > more