Posts Tagged ‘Adaptive Reuse’

A Building To Unify All Christianity

A Building To Unify All Christianity

August 20, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The heart of the Schaff building still beats 25 years after its predecessor was demolished. The Shadow preaches the gospel of this religious addition on Race Street > more

A Salty Success On Susquehanna Avenue

A Salty Success On Susquehanna Avenue

August 3, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

A pretzel baron and his booming baking business once burned with prosperity at the corner of 10th and Susquehanna. The Shadow pulls the little-known legacy of Oakdale Baking Company out of the oven > more

Marked Potential: Police Administration Building

Marked Potential: Police Administration Building

July 27, 2015  |  Marked Potential

The Police Administration Building at 700 Race Street is one of the city's more distinctive municipal buildings. Its commanding concrete curvature and grid of windows give the Roundhouse unmistakable flair. With her next Marked Potential, Shila Griffith give this mid-century gem a civic-minded makeover and puts it at the disposal of the community > more

The House That Whist Built

The House That Whist Built

July 20, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

West Philadelphia is full of eccentric architectural history and the corner of 41st and Irving only adds more layers. The Late Victorian home at 247 South 41st Street was built by Philadelphia's elite in the late 1800s for a clubhouse to worship and play the plain-trick playing card game, Whist, a precursor to Bridge. The Shadow deals the first hand to tell the story of this long forgotten gaming den > more

Jim Kenney: The Pedestrian’s Mayor-To-Be

Jim Kenney: The Pedestrian’s Mayor-To-Be

July 10, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Kenney on the need for mandatory construction-site crosswalks, Philly likely to become World Heritage City, new amenities for South Philly public space, and vacant warehouse becomes storage facility > more