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
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
Long before Dave and Buster's brought cheese fries and air hockey to the Delaware River, Pier 19 was a central hub for ferry service, maritime commerce, and Italian immigration. Harry K. ties off the mooring line and brings the history of this dynamic landing ashore > more
Robert Wood's renowned foundry at the corner of Ridge Avenue and 12th Street on Spring Garden Street once produced some of the nation's finest ornamental iron work. The neighborhood is slowly awakening with renewal, yet the revered company's former site remains an empty, blighted lot > more
Neighborhood Nomination: What Building Would You Like To See On The Philadelphia Register Of Historic Places?
As the building boom gains momentum Philadelphia's neighborhoods are losing their defining built history and architectural character. We want you to speak up for the building you care about most and get involved by taking our survey > more