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Armory’s Developer Not Known for Preservation, But the Building Has to Come Down

Michael Carosella, the developer who owns the dilapidated armory on the 1200 block of South Broad, is not exactly known for preservation work. So it […]

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Gallery: Singing the Blues Amongst Dozens of Old Pianos on Allegheny Avenue

Property photographer Laura Kicey went to a 20,000-square-foot dilapidated building last week and found herself in a strange world of seemingly unrelated objects, all of […]

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A River Runs Through It: Newly Listed $1M Wayne Property Traversed By Creek and Waterfall

The listing calls this property magical, and to all appearances, for those who like it lush and green, that’s no overblown listings poetry. The entry […]

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House of the Week: Perfectly Situated, Beautiful Stone Manor in Yardley

What a treasure this is. Lanrick Manor, built around 1704, has beautiful period details throughout its 3,800 square feet, including antique hardware, random-width hardwood floors […]


Whatever Happened to…the Vulcanite Paving Company at 17th and Market?

Check out this beauty from a time when even a small-time office building was something to design the crap out of. The Vulcanite Building, besides […]


Paging Stephen Starr: Great Restaurant Space Up for Grabs on Independence Mall

You may have read by now that the Dow Chemical Company is putting its historic–yes, historic; it’s listed on the National Register–office building on Independence […]


Kenny Gamble’s Petition to Demolish Royal Theater Due to “Financial Hardship” Faces More Opposition

Kenny Gamble’s attempt to demolish most of the historic Royal Theater on 15th and South, an African-American landmark, faces more than just the approval of […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Art Installation at Fort Mifflin That Will Blow Your Mind

You’re walking through the woods, along a path that snakes along the Delaware River. Alongside the path are broken, mysterious structures–ruins of buildings, wood and […]


The Amazing History of the People’s Trust Co. at 12th and Arch, Once Home to the Fabric Workshop

Now here’s a building from when they knew how to build buildings. The People’s Trust Company Building ruled the corner of 12th and Arch for […]

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Beautiful Photos of Hidden City Festival Installations (Tomorrow Is Free!)

The Hidden City Festival brings contemporary art and performance into forgotten and forbidden sites across the city for music lovers, urban explorers, ruin festishists, art enthusiasts, history […]


What Are Those Little Shields Above the Doorways of Philadelphia Homes?

If you’ve walked around Philadelphia’s older neighborhoods, you’ve probably seen the medallions affixed to the front of older houses. Some have four hands, clasping each […]


Chestnut Hill History Is Unleashed

The Chestnut Hill Historical Society has put more than 11,000 of its photos online. As with PhillyHistory.org, they’re in a database that can be can […]


Stunningly Preserved 1788 Home for Sale in the Healthiest County in PA

According to the Philly Post, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a health study with some good news for West Chester students: Chester County PA […]