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In a major win for historic preservation in Philadelphia, the Historical Commission established the Ridge Avenue Thematic Historic District in 2018. The nomination, which was written by commission staff, reads like a history book and traces the history of Roxborough back to the days when Ridge Avenue was a Native

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A reader reached out to us recently, noting two ongoing projects on the 6600 block of Ridge Avenue which will soon add some nice density (and not enough parking, eek) to this area. Before we get into the upcoming developments though, first let's take a look back at what was

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At the corner of Conarroe Street and Manayunk Avenue sits a building that obviously has some history to it, even if we can't find any old pictures. This edifice, located at 344 Conarroe St., was originally built in 1928 as the Jeffries Theatre. While it certainly isn't as architecturally impressive

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4112 Pechin St. is a rather unusual property in a desirable section of Roxborough, but its atypical character isn't necessarily obvious from the street. The property is nominally the site of a single twin home which has been sitting vacant for a number of years. We see violations dating back at

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A reader reached out to us recently, wondering about some ongoing construction activity on Umbria Street, a couple blocks past the end of Main Street (or is it the start of Main Street? Who knows). The property in question is 4649 Umbria St., which to the naked eye simply looks

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If you want to live in Philadelphia but downtown's not your thing, the northwestern neighborhoods have long been an interesting and often lower cost alternative. The nice thing about East Falls, Manayunk, Roxborough, etc., is that they're close to I-76 so you can easily drive to work in the burbs- but

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The 400 block of Seville Street is a residential block in Roxborough which contains a mix of three-story twins dating back to the early 20th century on one side of the street and two story homes on the other side of the street which were built after World War II.

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One of the most attractive features of Manayunk and Roxborough is the proximity and reliability of the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line. Running every half hour during rush hour and every hour during off times, this train will get you downtown in 15-20 minutes, depending on your departure and arrival stations.

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We found ourselves in Roxborough over the weekend, and some new construction on Roxborough Avenue, across the street from the Kendrick Rec Center, caught our eye. The project in question, at 492 Roxborough Ave., definitely demands attention, as it doesn't exactly blend in with the surrounding buildings.Then again, the buildings that stood

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On lower Main Street, after the movie theater, the unfortunate BridgeFive condo building, and the CVS that would fit in nicely in Cherry Hill, stands an old stone building which was originally built as a carriage house for a nearby mansion. In more recent times, the building was home to

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