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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.

Party Wall Like A Rockstar

Party Wall Like A Rockstar

April 16, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

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

Survivor!

Survivor!

April 2, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

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

Zany Chestnut East

Zany Chestnut East

March 19, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

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

Going Postal

Going Postal

March 5, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

Ah, the Shadow Knows...a damn good fortress when he sees one...and even better, one that was painstakingly restored > more

St. James The Greatest

St. James The Greatest

February 20, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

Shadows Knows returns with the building that put gilded age architect Horace Trumbauer on the highrise map > more