In East Falls

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John Jacob Gorgas emigrated to the Pennsylvania colony in the late 1600's with a fella named Wilhelm Rittenhouse. Mr. Rittenhouse, who founded the first paper mill on this side of the Atlantic, was the patriarch of a rather famous Philadelphia family, and you've probably heard of a certain Center City park named for

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Since 1965, the 4500-6600 blocks of Germantown Ave. have been listed as a district on the National Historic Register. The blocks of Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill were listed in 1985, and the gap between these districts was closed in 1987, as the 6700-7600 blocks joined the register. We were

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We confess that we don't make our way up to Mount Airy or Chestnut Hill on the regular, but given that these areas are seeing some interesting and relevant projects at the moment, we might need to up our game in the northwestern section of town. Today, we are pleased

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Zero Six

A few years ago, we told you about a sizable new development in the Allegheny West neighborhood, on the edge of East Falls, at 34th & Commissioner. At that time, there were seven units at various stages of construction, and we're pleased to share that there are now eight quadplexes on

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We had an errand to run in Chestnut Hill the other day, and figured we'd take the scenic route, taking Germantown Avenue through Mount Airy. We confess, we don't find ourselves in this area all that often, but we suspect we'll be spending more time in these parts moving forward,

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Most of our development coverage is tilted toward greater Center City, in case you haven't noticed, and it's for good reason. First, we know that most of our readers are located in or near downtown, and we want to give the people what they want. Also, the city as a

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There's a new project in the works at 4401 Ridge Ave., an address that we confess we didn't really think of as having redevelopment potential. Don't get us wrong, the location is great, as it's steps away from the Schuylkill River, about a block from the bottom of Midvale Avenue,

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Last spring we reported on three houses under construction on the 6600 block of Lincoln Drive, all on the grounds of the Nichols-Goering House. Said mansion is a relatively recent addition to the local historic register, “a representation of Colonial Revival architectural style.” This is a good time to mention

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A reader reached out the other day and drew our attention to three homes currently under construction on Lincoln Drive, in Mount Airy. Granted, this is a little out of our typical geographic scope- but hey, the ZBA has been closed for a month and a half and hardly any construction

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Kelly Drive Exterior

Riverside living has been desirable from time immemorial, though nowadays in Philadelphia it's all about views and recreation, not access to drinking water. People want to live near the water, and they're willing to pay a premium for the privilege, as we've seen of late with the wildly expensive One Riverside condo building. Due to

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