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Theresa Stigale

Theresa Stigale was born and raised in Southwest Philly. She earned a B.B.A. from Temple University in 1983. Theresa is a photographer as well as a licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker, developer and instructor. In the past ten years, she has documented the loft conversion projects that she and her partners have completed in Philadelphia, from stately old abandoned warehouses covered with graffiti to vintage factories, some still active with manufacturing. Visit her web site at TheresaStigalePhotography.com. E-mail her at: theresa[at]mgrealestate[dot]com

Industrial Design Firm Has A Knack For The Clickety-Clack

Industrial Design Firm Has A Knack For The Clickety-Clack

March 5, 2019  |  Vantage

Theresa Stigale takes us inside the headquarters of Oat Foundry at Frankford Arsenal where its split flap signs are winning the hearts of customers around the globe > more

Kensington Workshop Keeps Neighborhood Clocking In

Kensington Workshop Keeps Neighborhood Clocking In

May 16, 2018  |  Last Light

Inside a 124-year-old mill in Kensington, World Manufacturing Inc. is buzzing with work orders. Theresa Stigale puts us on the production line with this photo essay > more

Fade And A Shave: Inside Philly's Black Barbershops

Fade And A Shave: Inside Philly’s Black Barbershops

December 7, 2016  |  Last Light

Contributor Theresa Stigale documents life inside neighborhood barbershops with this photo essay > more

The Generations Collide On Fabric Row

The Generations Collide On Fabric Row

June 3, 2016  |  Vantage

Theresa Stigale continues her series exploring Philadelphia’s commercial corridors with this profile on the recent reimagining of 4th Street's Fabric Row > more

On North 5th Street In Olney, Shopkeepers Redefine

On North 5th Street In Olney, Shopkeepers Redefine “Main Street”

September 9, 2015  |  Vantage

Theresa Stigale checks in on shopkeepers and the non-profit North 5th Street Revitalization Project, as the shopping district evolves beyond "Koreatown" > more