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Splendiferous Interiors: You Have Never Seen Anything Like This. Guaranteed.

For the rest of the gallery of the Oaks Cloister, built in 1900 by Joseph Miller Huston, see below.

City Life

WATCH: Woodmere Art Museum Puts Up Potter-Themed Straw Maze

“Once again, Woodmere introduces a Harry Potter themed straw maze to its front yard. Open from September 20-November 3rd, 2013.” Here’s the schedule of events […]

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Behold the Gothic Glory in Germantown’s Joseph Mitchell House

The Tulpehocken Station Historic District in Germantown is only about six square blocks, but it is bursting with architectural gems like this Gothic Victorian better […]

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New York Times on Germantown Home: From Condemnable to Commendable

Property contributor Virginia C. McGuire wrote about a truly exquisite Germantown Victorian that Nicole Juday and her husband watched slide into disrepair from their house […]

City Life

Why Gtown Radio, the Little Internet Station with the Global Reach, Wants to Jump to Low-Power FM

Jim Bear, the founder and station manager of Gtown Radio, “The Sound from Germantown,” was an early and enthusiastic adopter of Internet radio. In the […]

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The Sherlock Holmes of Raccoon Infestations Wins a Battle Against Nature!

You may remember that I was inadvertently running a wildlife park in my Germantown home earlier this year. At the time, I was still holding out hope […]

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Backyard Chickens in Philly: Renegade Poultry Farmer Speaks Out

Chickens are illegal in Philadelphia on parcels of land smaller than three acres. But as Philly Mag reported back in 2010, an urban chicken movement […]

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Philly: “A City With a Rich History of Municipal Incompetence.” But for Once We’re Not Alone.

In Next City, Patrick Kerkstra makes Philly negative exceptionalists feel better by pointing out that while Philadelphia demolition regulations are, indeed, lax, it’s far from […]

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Philly: “A City With a Rich History of Municipal Incompetence.” But for Once We’re Not Alone.

In Next City, Patrick Kerkstra makes Philly negative exceptionalists feel better by pointing out that while Philadelphia demolition regulations are, indeed, lax, it’s far from […]

City Life

Today Was Germantown High’s Last Graduation

CBS 3 reports on the last graduation at Germantown High — 120 seniors ending their school careers on the same day the school ends its […]

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House of the Day: 4BR Home With Ridiculously Exquisite Period Details for Less Than $350,000

We expect this single-family brick Victorian in West Germantown to get snapped up quickly. It’s got off-street parking, an enormous back yard, and a ton […]

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Abandoned America Tours Keep Selling Out. Photos By Laura Kicey

Matthew Christopher is a photographer of decrepit, abandoned places who shares his technical expertise with other photographers in weekend workshops. The Abandoned America series took […]

Property

Homeowning Nightmare: “My House Is Infested With Raccoons”

We first started hearing animals in the walls shortly after we bought our 1920s twin in Germantown in 2009. No problem, we thought. The inspection […]

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Garden Profile: The Old Tennis Court Farm

It’s only the fourth season for this community garden in Germantown, and already 51 plots have been hacked out of the asphalt of a row […]

City Life

Germantown High Grad Bill Cosby Thinks Germantown High Should Close

Germantown High is closing at the end of this school year, but one of its most famous alumni—Bill Cosby—isn’t shedding any tears. He told NewsWorks […]