In Manayunk


The Keystone Mill has stood at 201 Leverington Ave. since 1887, when the shoddy mill - which was not poorly built, but manufactured rough wool from old fabric and rags - was built for the Johnston family (Fun fact: the original home for the family's mill was at the SE

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Littlewood & Co., Dyers and Bleachers had been operating at the complex of buildings at 4045-61 Main St. since the 1860s. Sitting just past Manayunk's main entertainment and commercial strip, you may actually be familiar with this hodgepodge of structures if you've strolled along this stretch in the past. While

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To say that no two real estate development projects are alike would be quite the understatement. Some are smooth sailing, some are jam-packed with unforeseen issues. For some, the completed structure looks exactly like the very first design that's proposed. For others, like 6174 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough, the design

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We just can't seem to rip ourselves away from Roxborough, where there is an abundance of development taking place of varying shapes and sizes. Much of this development is happening along Ridge Ave., where everything from new, mid-rise apartment buildings to small multi-family to gorgeous adaptive reuse is in the

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Bethany Lutheran Church at 401 Martin St. had been a staple on the community for over 175 years, first across the street (at the current cemetery), before building its longtime home in 1873. The church held its last service in November of last year, leaving the fate of the building

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It seems as if every time we make our way up Ridge Ave., we are met with new foundations, new framing, and other progress on the many projects that have been proposed in Roxborough. Today, we check in on three such projects, all of which roughly sit proximate to the

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Manayunk is a neighborhood that elicits strong reactions, some extremely positive and some less so. For us, we can never get enough of the steep hills, metal and stone infrastructure, historic architecture, and dense character that combine to make this neighborhood something of its own little hamlet. The property at

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5000 E. Flat Rock Rd. might not be an address you'd immediately recognize, and for good reason. Sitting at the NW end of Venice Island, the man-made strip of land just off "mainland" Manayunk, this property is nearly impossible to see, save from quite a far distance. After serving as

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We've waxed poetic about Ridge Ave. numerous times, so we won't belabor the point: this commercial artery is both historic and rapidly changing. Ridge in Roxborough has seen plenty of development in recent years, which brings us to 5959 Ridge Ave. to see an example of the corridor's ongoing evolution.


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The Ridge Avenue Roxborough Thematic Historic District has become a development hotbed as of late. The mix of historic architecture and neighborhood charm unsurprisingly has caught the eye of developers who are proposing projects both large and small in the district. One of the smaller projects is taking place at

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