Posts Tagged ‘Midtown Village’

The Marvelous Multiple Occupations Of The Midtown II

The Marvelous Multiple Occupations Of The Midtown II

December 11, 2017  |  History

Last June, one of Center City's last classic diners, Midtown II at 11th and Sansom, closed its lunch counter for good. The high-profile property is now under development, although plans for the space remain elusive. The Shadow takes us behind the façade to reveal a lively list of tenants and a colorful history of reuse > more

In Shadow Of

In Shadow Of “Fergie Tower,” Fergie’s Pub Keeps The Pints Coming

October 31, 2017  |  History

When Fergie's opened in the 1994, the city's first contemporary "gastro pub" was born. The Shadow has the backstory on the beloved Philadelphia bar and the 150-year-old carriage house on Sansom Street > more

The Bavarian Jewel Of Washington Square West

The Bavarian Jewel Of Washington Square West

November 1, 2016  |  Architecture

At 12th and St. James Streets, a world-renowned jeweler's workshop still shines after 100 years. The Shadow opens up this treasure chest with the history of the building's origins > more

12th Street Gym Is Great, But It Used To Be The <em>Shvitz</em>

12th Street Gym Is Great, But It Used To Be The Shvitz

November 19, 2014  |  History

Nothing says healthy living like a corned beef sandwich, a lit cigar, and the sauna. Ron Avery gives us an old-world tour of Camac Baths, the former Jewish bathhouse at 12th Street Gym > more

The Legend Of Midtown Village

The Legend Of Midtown Village

September 29, 2014  |  Architecture

Chemistry labs, karate, puppet theater, and a prostitution ring? The Shadow strikes again! This week we hear about the Guilded Age real estate mogul Felix Isman and his bay-windowed beauty at 13th and Sansom > more