Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Abused, Neglected, But Not Forgotten: Top 10 Derelict Properties

Abused, Neglected, But Not Forgotten: Top 10 Derelict Properties

December 22, 2015  |  Developing Challenges, The Shadow Knows

Philadelphia erupted with real estate growth in 2015. Yet, some of the city's most noticeable properties remain ragged, empty and trapped in limbo. GroJLart has this year end survey of the city's top ten down-and-out buildings begging for redevelopment > more

The Fabulous House Of Mr. Fox

The Fabulous House Of Mr. Fox

December 7, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The Fox-Henry mansion on Spruce Street has a meaty backstory to match its hefty mass. The Shadow dishes up the dirt on this bulky brick abode > more

Hugo Bilgram And His Machine Works

Hugo Bilgram And His Machine Works

November 25, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

Bilgram Machine Works at 12th and Spring Garden was the first reinforced concrete building in Philadelphia. The Shadow puts a spotlight on the formal industrial heavy weight and the busy Bavarian behind it > more

Catching Rays At The Treacy Building

Catching Rays At The Treacy Building

November 10, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The historic commercial building stock along Germantown and Lehigh pops into view at the Treacy Building, an early 20th century office building that was converted into a Sun Ray Drugs pharmacy in the 1930s. The Shadow sheds some light on this curious North Philly spot > more

An Ambitious Publisher And His House Of Timber

An Ambitious Publisher And His House Of Timber

October 26, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The Keyser Building on Arch Street was built with elegant simplicity, slow burning supports, and fire from the belly of a man with a voracious appetite for success. The Shadow cranks up the heat with this little ditty from Chinatown > more