It’s not just affordable housing that’s in short supply in Philly. So is middle class housing. | Inga Saffron

A new Philadelphia housing report offers ideas to increase housing construction for all income groups.

It’s not just affordable housing that’s in short supply in Philly. So is middle class housing. | Inga Saffron

A new Philadelphia housing report offers ideas to increase housing construction for all income groups.

A miniature Spanish hacienda in the middle of Rittenhouse Square | Inga Saffron

The former Rittenhouse Coffee Shop was created in a 1923 remodeling of an ordinary brick rowhouse.

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The former Rittenhouse Coffee Shop was created in a 1923 remodeling of an ordinary brick rowhouse.
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