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.
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
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
Ah, the Shadow Knows...a damn good fortress when he sees one...and even better, one that was painstakingly restored > more
Shadows Knows returns with the building that put gilded age architect Horace Trumbauer on the highrise map > more
The Shadow Knows returns in search of one of the last surviving black schoolhouses in America > more