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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

Manufacturing A Good Time

Manufacturing A Good Time

March 18, 2013  |  Vantage

What to do with all these old factories? In recent years, developers have found a new approach: open them up for parties and events. Theresa Stigale pokes around Kensington and Fishtown and finds some of the best > more

In Port Richmond, An Industrial Legacy Lives On

In Port Richmond, An Industrial Legacy Lives On

January 9, 2013  |  Makin' It

Last year, the descendants of the original CH Masland, who built the nation's largest auto carpet mill in Port Richmond, returned to their great-great grandfather's factory. Theresa Stigale accompanied them on the Hidden City version of "this is your life" (and she stuck around to talk to photograph some of the building's current tenants) > more

Downstairs In A Century Old Masonic Lodge, Preserving The Spirit Of The Times

Downstairs In A Century Old Masonic Lodge, Preserving The Spirit Of The Times

November 30, 2012  |  Vantage

We're reminded that preservation takes many forms. Here's a few of them in a single initiative, Todd Kimmell's The Grand Review, which finds, collects, restores, and reprints vintage American art--all in a restored early 20th century bowling alley > more

With The Hurricane Lurking, A

With The Hurricane Lurking, A “Haunted” Horse Parade

October 29, 2012  |  Vantage

Think Halloween is just for humans? Theresa Stigale has the story and photos from yesterday's "Haunted Horse Parade" at Northwestern stables in Chestnut Hill > more

We Go Inside West Philly's New Hamilton Center For Culinary Enterprises

We Go Inside West Philly’s New Hamilton Center For Culinary Enterprises

September 14, 2012  |  Buzz

The professional kitchen and retail facility opened this morning on 48th Street in what had been an abandoned supermarket > more