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A Historic Philly Library Gets a Facelift – And Then Some

Although the tax-supported free public library as we now know it didn’t come into existence until 1833, Philadelphia and its environs played a major role […]


Tea and a House Tour in Overbrook Farms May 7

The Main Line actually begins on the Philadelphia side of the city line,in the historic neighborhood known as Overbrook Farms. And on May 7, you […]


A Farmhouse in Fishtown for $425K

Every so often, a listing comes along that truly merits the word “unique.” This is one of them, for we’re certain you’re not going to […]


First-Time Find: Put Down Roots in King of Prussia for $299K

Back before King of Prussia became King of Prussia, there were the Hansens, whose nursery was almost as well known locally as the inn that […]


Flashback Friday: That Time the Bellevue-Stratford on Broad Almost Got an Airstrip

Today’s blast from the past comes from Philaphilia, where GroJLart reminds as of that time building contractor Theodore Starrett proposed an airstrip at the top of […]


Owners Propose Historical Ardmore Buildings Be Demolished for Parking

Ooof, this is definitely not helping the already partially(?) deplored One Ardmore Place project. As previously reported, Carl Dranoff’s planned mixed-use development has been mired with dissenters […]


Wayne Home With “Electric Man Town” Once Belonged to Movie Theater Founder

The online listing for this home is straightforward enough, with all the information you’d expect: hardwood floors, fireplaces, updated kitchen, etc. But the printed materials […]


Meticulous Colonial Reproduction in Moorestown

Colonial homes are great because they bring you a little sliver of what it was like to live in them 250 years ago. For the […]


Allan Domb Buys Historical Buildings Near Independence Hall

Allan Domb, “Condo King” and recently appointed president of the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors, has bought two historical buildings near Independence Hall: the Shippen-Wistar […]

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In the Round: Hazelhurst & Huckel’s West Price Street Curves

According to the American Architects and Buildings database, the architects of this home, Edward P. Hazlehurst, a Frank Furness colleague, and Samuel Huckel Jr., opened […]


Very Lofty: Industrial Bi-level Condo in Old City

This is just a charmer, no doubt about it, and so iconically Old City. Little Quarry Street isn’t even a street, really — just a […]


Now on the Market: A Flag Stop on the Underground Railroad

Every structure has a story behind it, no matter how humble. But some have more fascinating stories than others. We found one with a great […]


This Week: Secret Cinema at Freeman’s | South Philly Garden Tour | OCF Block Party

There are three events this week that dovetail nicely with Property interests, and we want you to have plenty of time to make plans. Secret […]

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Morning Headlines: Like Center City, the Main Line Is Exploding With Rentals

The question, put somewhat Shakespearean-ly: From whence will come these eager hoards of renters, these express and admirable souls who in apprehension look not upon […]

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Philadelphia Hat Maker John B. Stetson’s Beautifully Lit Mansion for Sale

Hat maker and educational namesake John B. Stetson lived in Philadelphia but, like so many who’d come after, wintered in Florida. Now the sale of […]