Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

In Point Breeze, A Queen Anne Washed In Swedish Mystery

In Point Breeze, A Queen Anne Washed In Swedish Mystery

August 8, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shetzline family once owned large parcels of farmland throughout Point Breeze and later developed their estate for the shallow canyons of row houses we see today. One conspicuous building, now a laundromat at the corner of 18th and Moore, may be the last remaining home of the South Philly Sweed's old homestead. The Shadow follows the trail of obscurity > more

In West Kensington, A Primer On Early School Design

In West Kensington, A Primer On Early School Design

July 11, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow teaches us the origins of Philadelphia's educational architecture reform and the Samuel Sloan Plan with this stony schoolhouse at Cumberland and Hancock Streets > more

In West Philly, An Old Auto Showroom With A Medical Condition

In West Philly, An Old Auto Showroom With A Medical Condition

June 20, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow gives us a lift to 56th and Chestnut where an early 20th century car dealership keeps its former function well hid > more

The Fabulous House Of Mrs. Fox

The Fabulous House Of Mrs. Fox

June 6, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow walks us through the origins of a pleasantly peculiar mansion in Washington Square West > more

Brooding Drueding on the Cusp

Brooding Drueding on the Cusp

May 23, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

For decades, a contiguous eight-and-ten-story complex has loomed over Fifth & Master, a behemoth reminder of the loss of industry. But! The Shadow sees light at the end of the tunnel for the Drueding Brothers building, a.k.a. the Umbrella Factory > more