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Theresa Stigale

Theresa Stigale was born and raised in Southwest Philly. She earned a B.B.A. from Temple University in 1983. Theresa is a photographer as well as a licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker, developer and instructor. In the past ten years, she has documented the loft conversion projects that she and her partners have completed in Philadelphia, from stately old abandoned warehouses covered with graffiti to vintage factories, some still active with manufacturing. Visit her web site at TheresaStigalePhotography.com. E-mail her at: theresa[at]mgrealestate[dot]com

Fade And A Shave: Inside Philly's Black Barbershops

Fade And A Shave: Inside Philly’s Black Barbershops

December 7, 2016  |  Last Light

Contributor Theresa Stigale documents life inside neighborhood barbershops with this photo essay > more

The Generations Collide On Fabric Row

The Generations Collide On Fabric Row

June 3, 2016  |  Vantage

Theresa Stigale continues her series exploring Philadelphia’s commercial corridors with this profile on the recent reimagining of 4th Street's Fabric Row > more

On North 5th Street In Olney, Shopkeepers Redefine

On North 5th Street In Olney, Shopkeepers Redefine “Main Street”

September 9, 2015  |  Vantage

Theresa Stigale checks in on shopkeepers and the non-profit North 5th Street Revitalization Project, as the shopping district evolves beyond "Koreatown" > more

Baking Yuletide Cheer At Potito's

Baking Yuletide Cheer At Potito’s

December 19, 2014  |  Last Light

There is nothing like lining up to buy baked goods in South Philly during the holidays. Theresa Stigale has this photo essay about Potito's, a classic, family-owned neighborhood bakery at 16th and Ritner > more

The Gold Standard In North Philadelphia Metallurgy

The Gold Standard In North Philadelphia Metallurgy

June 4, 2014  |  Makin' It

As the economy rides its roller coaster of peaks and valleys across history, the gold refining industry rides with it, often in the opposite direction. Theresa Stigale profiles one such operation, Garfield Refining Company, who have refined precious metals for jewelers, dentists, pawn shops and more since 1892 > more