Posts Tagged ‘Girard Avenue’

Introducing The

Introducing The “Mayor of Girard Avenue,” Larry Kane

June 4, 2019  |  History

In Francisville, a sharp spike in real estate development has triggered displacement and a shift in demographics. But Larry Kane, a longtime resident and fixture of the neighborhood, isn't going anywhere. Richelle Kota introduces us to one of North Philly's most beloved residents > more

Unlisted Philadelphia: John Decker & Son

Unlisted Philadelphia: John Decker & Son

December 28, 2016  |  Architecture

Ben Leech spotlights unique and significant buildings not listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places with his architectural illustration series, Unlisted Philadelphia. With this installment, a kingly cornice in Brewerytown > more

J.T. Riley Lumberyard Yields To Mixed-Use Development

J.T. Riley Lumberyard Yields To Mixed-Use Development

January 23, 2015  |  Development

Big development plans are in motion for the former site of J.T. Riley Lumberyard on East Girard Avenue. A leader of the lumber industry for over a century, the recently closed location in Northern Liberties-Fishtown will soon give way to modern apartments and retail space > more

Willis G. Hale, Is That You!?!?!

Willis G. Hale, Is That You!?!?!

May 12, 2014  |  Architecture

At 1421 West Girard Avenue, an ornate and handsome three-story home stands amongst ornate and handsome brethren on both the local and national Registers of Historic Places—despite origins unknown. And yet, The Shadow Knows it's got all the hallmarks of his favorite architect, Willis G. Hale > more

Dual Five-Story Projects Signify Brewerytown's Evolution

Dual Five-Story Projects Signify Brewerytown’s Evolution

March 21, 2014  |  Architecture

In Brewerytown, two new five-story projects across Girard Avenue from each other aim to 'make a statement.' Brad Maule previews the Braverman Building and Girard27 > more