not a fine chester county tradition: demolition by neglect

Recently I wrote about two historic houses within close proximity to one and other on S. Whitford Road in Exton (West Whiteland Township.) I am revisiting it today because I just don’t understand no matter what the municipality how this … Continue reading

more historic properties that aren’t so historically cared for in west whiteland? take a peek at 105 s. whitford road, for example.

Driving by you wouldn’t know that this place in photo above on South Whitford Road actually had a historic house back there. All you would see were really, really high weeds. And this photo doesn’t even do how high the … Continue reading

the joseph price house in exton is in really bad shape.

Yes again, I am writing about the Joseph Price house in West Whiteland Township. It’s really starting to deteriorate badly in my opinion. (And I say that from observing it across the street today- I have not been invited to be on … Continue reading

the end of the decade, new year’s eve 2019

It has been a crazy decade chock-full of so much. I wasn’t sure what my last post of the year was going to look like until I started looking at some of my photos of houses that had captured my … Continue reading

s.whitford and clover mill road, exton (again)

I was going by today and decided to take another photo of this old gem. An old gem that just rots day after day. This house is on S.Whitford and Clover Mill Roads in Exton. The Joseph Price House in … Continue reading

not so happy days farms on route 100 near turnpike in exton (uwchlan township)

You know me, I love my old farms. I am obsessed with old barns.  For years, I have passed by this farm sitting all marooned by modern times with Route 100 to the front and the Pennsylvania Turnpike to its … Continue reading

the main line…..where it is…and where people think it should because

File under things that drive me crazy. Not everything some developer’s marketing team labels as “Main Line” today is actually the Main Line…nor does it have to be. One of my favorite quotes about this appeared on Facebook recently: Die … Continue reading

the fairy tales of development

Business— PhillyDeals With cash on hand and apartments going up, town gets top AAA credit rating Updated: AUGUST 9, 2016 — 4:34 PM EDT by Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer @PhillyJoeD EXCERPT: New stores and apartments are boosting tax collections, … Continue reading

preserving choice in education in pennsylvania

Fifteen and twenty years ago I knew nothing about home schooling, cyber charter schools, or bricks and mortar charter schools. I wasn’t a parent, so I didn’t fully comprehend the importance of having such choice. Yes, I predominantly went to … Continue reading