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.
In the city of what might have been, the Shadow takes us to Chestnut and Juniper, with monumental pieces of architecture on three corners. And the fourth... > more
Italian Philadelphia? Sure. Irish? Jewish, German, African-American, Vietnamese, Mexican? Sure. Scottish? Perhaps most of all. The Shadow knows it--and here's his story of the emblematic Caledonian Club > more
Half missing and distorted beyond nearly all recognition, the old Girard Theatre is under there, somewhere. The Shadow digs around to find some clues--and the story of the building's rise and fall > more
The Shadow introduces us to the architect of the Rockefellers, William Welles Bosworth, and his single Philadelphia building, the Western Union HQ in Washington Square West > more