Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

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

In This Month Of Jane Jacobs, A Look At The

In This Month Of Jane Jacobs, A Look At The “Philadelphia School” That Inspired & Frustrated Her

May 11, 2016  |  Vantage

A new exhibit on Philadelphia designers has Nathaniel Popkin thinking about the deep and sometimes frayed connections between them and Jane Jacobs, whose centennial is celebrated with two new books > more