Archive for The Shadow Knows

Saddle Up! Lacey & Phillips Building May Ride Again

Saddle Up! Lacey & Phillips Building May Ride Again

August 18, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

The Lacey & Phillips building has sat vacant for the last eight years. With a new owner taking the reigns, there may still be another life in it yet. The Shadow gives us the history; whips, bits, spurs and all > more

The Many Lives Of The Wayfarer’s Lodge

The Many Lives Of The Wayfarer’s Lodge

August 4, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow Knows that from homeless shelter, to chemical plant, to upscale apartment building, few Philadelphia structures have had as varied a history as 1720 Lombard Street > more

Catalyst Of The North City

Catalyst Of The North City

July 21, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

At Broad and Chew, the Shadow uncovers the story of a tragic figure and the landmark he left for the ages > more

Forgotten No More: the LeGar Building

Forgotten No More: the LeGar Building

July 7, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow gets crushes on buildings, like a lot of us here at the Daily. The latest object of his affection is this neglected beauty across the street from Jeweler's Row > more

Chambers-Wylie, Limestone Legacy On Broad Street

Chambers-Wylie, Limestone Legacy On Broad Street

June 16, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

If the Kimmel Center embodies the ambition of the Avenue of the Arts, the empty lot across the street exemplifies its missed opportunity. But with the SLS International soon to fill that gap, it will nestle up against a 114-year-old survivor. The Shadow, who'll soon be leading tours of South Broad Street, takes us inside the layered history of the Chambers-Wylie Presbyterian Church, now Broad Street Ministry > more