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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.

A Rusty Nail On Lancaster Avenue Reveals All

A Rusty Nail On Lancaster Avenue Reveals All

June 1, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow dishes the dirt on an old stain remover manufacturer that wowed the city with their magic soap > more

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