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Arn Tellem and Franz Lidz Are Going to the Hall of Fame

Franz Lidz moved to Penn Valley in 1961 “during a legendary blizzard.” A year later, he struck up a friendship with a boy who had […]


Update: William Penn Inn in Wynnewood Plans Get Conditional Hearing

So what ever happened to the William Penn Inn in Wynnewood? Last we heard, it had been saved from the clasps of demolition thanks to an agreement […]


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 […]


Spotted: Lower Merion Victorian with Turret Bathroom

Lest the above image dishearten you, take a look at the home in snowless weather in the gallery below because, ultimately, we think it’s a winner. […]


Morning Headlines: No Property Tax Increase for Lower Merion

According to a release from Lower Merion Township, the 2015 proposed budget recommends no increase in property taxes. That’ll make it year number four without […]


For Sale: Adorned Penn Valley Home with Spa Room Attached to Master Suite

Where to begin? This house is distinctively outfitted to say the least (hint: see the gallery to catch a glimpse of faux stone walls, pillars, tiger print rug, […]


Morning Headlines: Main Line Takes Steps Toward Revitalization

A 207-unit apartment has been proposed for 150 Monument Road in Bala Cynwyd, a project to be presented before the Lower Merion Township Planning Commission […]


Midday Headlines: Barker Mill Still Looking For A Buyer

In 2003, developer O’Neill Properties Group bought a two-building property at 1400 Mills Road called Barker Mill. Their intention was to transform the site into […]


From Movie Theater to French Hammered Pewter Countertop, David Magerman’s Gladwyne House Does Not Disappoint

$3.9 million is the asking price for Main Line Orthodox Jewish community leader David Magerman’s current residence at 1357 Hearthstone Lane in Gladwyne. The occasionally […]


Main Line Home Includes Two Recreation Rooms and a Peek-a-Boo Window

From the outside you’d think this 91-year-old Tutor never saw any fun. As is the case, amusements are two-fold in this renovated and expanded Main […]


Lower Merion Historic English Village Home Has Koi Pond and Artist Studio

Architects are lucky in that they get to design their dream home. This particular Tudor house is located in Lower Merion’s English Village historical district, and […]

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Philadelphia Metro Has 27 of 1,000 Richest U.S. Neighborhoods

The Higley 1,000 — the list of America’s 1,000 wealthiest neighborhoods — has just been released by by geographer Stephen Higley. For those of us […]


Lower Merion Okie Farmhouse Gets a Price Cut

Known for his precise hand at recreating and restoring historical buildings, architect R. Brognard Okie was commissioned to refurbish the Betsy Ross House in 1937. […]


Morning Headlines: A Rise in Lower Merion Crime

Perhaps the only good to come out of these freezing days is that burglars feel it too. That’s what police superintendent Michael J. McGrath surmises […]


Big Turnout for Merion Meeting to Talk About St. Charles Seminary Redevelopment

At the Merion Tribute House on Wednesday night, Susan Guthrie began by telling her larger than expected audience, “We believe it’s better to be prepared […]