Posts Tagged ‘Shadow Knows’

A North Philly Building's Direct Connection To The Past

A North Philly Building’s Direct Connection To The Past

December 15, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

You can't keep a good Windrim down. This former Bell building at 17th and Diamond has persevered for over a century, being reused as an undertaker school, Masonic temple, Mennonite church, and community center. We got on the horn with The Shadow to get the scoop on this heavyweight champion of adaptation > more

Can't Top This: Munitions Gals And Jazz Joints In Rittenhouse Square

Can’t Top This: Munitions Gals And Jazz Joints In Rittenhouse Square

December 1, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

From YWCA boarding house to jazz bar to day spa, The Shadow gives a full salute to the many lives of this unassuming Rittenhouse relic from the Great War > more

Lost In The Shuffle: When Registered Buildings Go Down

Lost In The Shuffle: When Registered Buildings Go Down

November 17, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Why are some buildings on the National Register of Historic Places preserved while others are casually destroyed? The Shadow gives an example of this phenomena through the Wagner Free Institute of Science and the John F. Kennedy Vocational Center > more

Art Deco And Academic Reuse In University City

Art Deco And Academic Reuse In University City

November 3, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Quite a bit more than just an Ann Taylor store, the building at 36th and Walnut's history is heavy with banking, Black Nationalist action, and university-community partnerships. The Shadow peers behind the window dressings of this subtle Art Deco in University City that's about to be reinvented again > more

Dance With Us Through The Baum Building's History

Dance With Us Through The Baum Building’s History

October 13, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

After decades on 11th Street, Baum's Dancewear is pulling up stakes and moving south to East Passyunk. The Shadow cuts a rug and gives us the skinny on the building's many past lives > more