Posts Tagged ‘Shadow Knows’

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

The Classiest Car Park In Center City

The Classiest Car Park In Center City

October 12, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The stately façade of Aldine Garage on Sansom Street makes today's parking garages look like a cost cutting afterthought. The Shadow chauffeurs us back to the 1930s when luxury and parking spaces went hand in hand > more

At 52nd And Spruce, An Epic Spot Is Still Empty

At 52nd And Spruce, An Epic Spot Is Still Empty

September 28, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The corner building at 52nd and Spruce has changed more hands in its nine decades on the block than one can count. The Shadow does the math on this overlooked West Philadelphia landmark > more

Bedding Down At The Hotel Carlyle

Bedding Down At The Hotel Carlyle

September 14, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow checks in for a short stay at the Hotel Carlyle in Francisville, one of the city's last boarding house hotels, and another address with a long, strange story to tell > more