Architecturally unique compared to the rest of South Philly, Girard Estate was once owned by famous Philadelphian Stephen Girard. Originally, the roughly five-hundred homes in the neighborhood were built as rentals by the City but they were eventually sold to private owners after a few decades. Close to the stadiums and FDR Park, Girard Estate has a feel as unique as its look.

Fresh Renderings For Upcoming South Quarter Crossing Renovation

Who among us loves a shopping center? Not many hands raised, eh? Figured. In a perfect world, we'd walk everywhere and buy everything we need on our closest commercial corridor from small, locally owned businesses. But it ain't the 1950s anymore, and we buy countless necessities at big box stores and national chains when we don't buy them online. Though some of those big box stores have a presence downtown, others are only willing to open [...]
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Apartment Conversion For Old Garage on West Passyunk

It seems like, these days, every time an old auto garage changes hands, the new owners look to tear it down in favor of new construction. That's why it's so refreshing to share some news, for a change, about a building that was once home to a car fixin' business that's sticking around because of a residential conversion. Such is the case at 1705 Jackson St., which was looking pretty rough until quite recently. In [...]
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