Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Urban Fantasy: The Carousel Maker Of Broad & Erie

Urban Fantasy: The Carousel Maker Of Broad & Erie

January 10, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

Traditional carousel design may have roots in Europe, but "Philadelphia Style" took the amusement ride to a whole new level. The Shadow takes a stroll down Germantown Avenue where the G.A. Dentzel Carousel Company became the gold standard in animal kingdom merry-go-rounds > more

Writing Machines Made Here

Writing Machines Made Here

November 15, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow give us a classic example of adaptive reuse from the 1980s, when the residential conversion of an old typewriter factory in Logan Square led to a wave of new development > more

The Classiest Shed In University City

The Classiest Shed In University City

October 3, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow unlocks the history behind this swanky old storage facility in University City > more

120+ Years Later, Kensington Bar And Meeting Hall Lives On

120+ Years Later, Kensington Bar And Meeting Hall Lives On

September 6, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow takes us north on funky Frankford Avenue where a former liquor store and meeting hall keeps the drinks coming after more than a century. > more

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