Monday, June 20, 2016

Old-Ass Building: Sentman Motor Company

5630 Chestnut

Photo by Michael Bixler
            Another building that I though was a theater but ended up being something else completely. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Old-Ass Building: Clinton Commons

928 Clinton Street and 311 South 10th Street

Photo by Michael Bixler
                  Here's a building lots of people ask me about... there's never been that much out there about it but there still plenty of tidbits to learn. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Old Ass Building: Drueding Building

1401 North 5th St

Photo by Brad Maule
          The Great White Elephant of Olde Kensington may finally be saved! Read about its history over at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Old-Ass Building: Baugh Institute

1023 Clinton St

Photo by Michael Bixler
             This building has always been a favorite of mine and now I've finally been able to tell you about it! Check it out at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Old-Ass Building: Mission Place Condominiums

511 South 21st

Photo by Michael Bixler
            This old fogey has been hanging on this corner for a long-ass time and has seen a lot. Read all about it at the Hidden City Daily!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Lost Building: Haseltine Building (5th Anniversary Post!)

1416 Chestnut St

     On this, the 5th Anniversary of Philaphilia, I wanted to do something different-- I haven't done a lost building in a long time so this time around, my newset Hidden City jawn is about the Haseltine Building, which only stood in its full form for 7.5 years. Check it out at the Hidden City Daily.
      I never thought this shitty little blog would lead to the opportunities and experiences I've gained just from talking some shit about buildings, lots, dead proposals, and other crap. Through this blog, I've gone from writing about buildings and lots to actually being involved with decisions that directly effect them.
     One day I'll write about that in more detail, but for now, know that nowadays I've managed to enter into a new level of Philadelphia building, parcel, and property awareness that I never would have imagined possible. I've been able to commiserate with some of the very developers and building owners I've been reading and writing about for years and I'm loving every minute of it.
    Thanks to all of you who have read my writings, asked questions, taken tours, and given me new information about the built environment in Philadelphia.
       Special thanks to those of you out there that took a chance on me, based on what you read here, to gave me a hand in helping shape the future of this city. 
       Nonetheless, Philaphilia isn't really over, though it may appear that way sometimes. I'll continue to write pieces for Hidden City and will keep on giving the tours-- again, thanks for everything!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Old Ass Building: QQ Mart Building

1231-35 Race

Photo by Michael Bixler
              This is one of those buildings that's kicked my ass for years whenever I tried to research it. Well, I've finally finished its story-- check it out at the Hidden City Daily! Also, check out the sidebar-- I've got a ton of tours coming up!