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August 29, 1995 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nine-year-old Jamile Wilson has been hanging around with three artists and learning a lot from them as they work in an empty lot in North Philadelphia. For about a month they've been carving wood, cutting glass, painting boards and doing all kinds of stuff to create something they call Obele Uno on Warnock Street near Huntingdon Street for the Village of Arts and Humanities. Obele Uno means "small house" in Ibo, one of the main languages in Nigeria, and that's what it is, a small house, 12 feet high and 8 feet square, made out of junk.
NEWS
December 16, 2001 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Bill and Linda Low have owned four old houses together over the last 25 years, so you'd think they'd have four times the horror stories. Not really. If they didn't like owning and restoring old houses, they would have stopped after the first one, a small house in the center of Doylestown, built in 1850, that they traded for a circa 1870 house on five acres in Plumstead Township, which they then sold to buy a 1797 house in Solebury, which they exchanged, in August 1998, for a 1720 house in New Hope.
REAL_ESTATE
December 11, 1986 | By GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer
If you're in the market for a good small house, you ought to take a drive up to Blue Bell and checkout the open house at 795 Boehms Church Road. The house there is more than just good. It's The Best Small House. At least that's according to House Beautiful, which sponsored the search for what they call The Best Small House, '87. The magazine has determined the "small" Blue Bell home to be best because of the way the architect and decorator were able to make the most out of space and interior design, given a 1,500-square-foot floor plan.
NEWS
October 11, 1987 | By Ray Rinaldi, Special to The Inquirer
Woodbury City Council has authorized the sale of three city-owned properties. Officials said Tuesday that they hope to collect approximately $21,900 in revenues from sale of the parcels, which consist of single vacant lots on West Barber Avenue and on Park Avenue, and a lot with a small house on South Barber Avenue. Woodbury City Council clerk Frederick Bayer said the city will advertise the sales in the local newspaper for bids. Officials said the properties were either left over from subdivision sales made many years ago or seized when owners did not pay their taxes.
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May 3, 1987 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
A trip into the past will be only a few minutes away today as the Washington Township Historical Society sponsors guided tours of the 18th- century Old Stone House on Egg Harbor Road in Washington Township. The tours are held on the first Sunday of every month at the house, which is owned by the township government. The Old Stone House, also known as the George Morgan Stone House after its earliest known owner, was built sometime around 1730, said Consilia Kaizar, public relations director for the Historical Society.
NEWS
September 4, 1993 | By Tia Swanson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Cherry Hill police don't know yet who spray-painted a racist epithet on a house in the Ashland section Wednesday night, but they have concluded one thing: It wasn't the black family that had been evicted from the house. Neighbors had speculated that the family, which was evicted Tuesday, had painted the two crosses and the misspelled phrase "No Niger!" on the house when they dropped by Wednesday evening to pick up some mail. Cherry Hill Detective John Long, who is in charge of the investigation, said he spent an hour with the family yesterday and determined that they knew nothing about the epithet.
NEWS
July 3, 2012
Q. My parents both died in 2010. At the time of their deaths, they owned a small house in North Philly. Shortly after that, the house next to theirs was declared unsafe and taken down by the city. In the process, mother and dad's house was so badly damaged, that it had to go. The insurance company paid the estate for the loss, and the children divided the money. Now the city has notified us to pay the real-estate taxes on the lot. They tell us that we now own it even though the title is still in our parents' names.
REAL_ESTATE
November 10, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
The first impression is of an enchanted cottage. With its gate and garden, this tiny house, set off the main street of Burlington City, begs to be explored. Its owner, Roseanne Harding, is proud of the little treasure that beckoned her and, yes, convinced her that she could make do with a house so small that sacrifices were necessary. "I try to be careful about everything I bring in," says Harding, who acknowledges that after living in far grander spaces, even on a country farm (more on that soon)
NEWS
August 24, 2004
House fires don't typically get headlines. Unless someone dies. Sadly, that's what happened Friday night. Firefighter Rey Rubio, 42, of North Philadelphia, and Capt. John Taylor, 53, of Northeast Philadelphia, were killed in a house fire. But the blaze was anything but typical. Investigators believe that a jerry-built lighting system for an illegal marijuana-growing operation may have overheated and ignited combustibles in the basement of the home in Port Richmond. Taylor and Rubio were trapped in the basement and died of asphyxiation.
REAL_ESTATE
April 5, 1992 | By Alan J. Heavens, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
So you want to buy a home, but all you can afford is a townhouse, and you think that may be too small. Or, your starter home already feels too small, and now there's a baby on the way, but you can't afford to trade up. Or, you really love your house, but feel pressure to move as your family grows. Or, you like to garden, but all you have is a postage-stamp back yard of brick and concrete. Or, your progeny just showed up with a stray Doberman pinscher and you have no place to put him. And the children won't take "We have no room" for an answer.
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November 10, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
The first impression is of an enchanted cottage. With its gate and garden, this tiny house, set off the main street of Burlington City, begs to be explored. Its owner, Roseanne Harding, is proud of the little treasure that beckoned her and, yes, convinced her that she could make do with a house so small that sacrifices were necessary. "I try to be careful about everything I bring in," says Harding, who acknowledges that after living in far grander spaces, even on a country farm (more on that soon)
NEWS
May 29, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
ELLIOT RODGER could not get a woman to sleep with him. The reason he remained "a kissless virgin" at 22, he believed, was that he was small of stature. If he were built more like the hulking, brutish men he imagined were getting laid daily by an ever-changing harem of hotties, the shrimpy Rodger said, he might've enjoyed the sex he craved. If only Rodger had hired a hooker, his six victims might still be alive. Instead, this pouty-lipped son of a Hollywood director went on a murderous rampage, taking the lives of those who'd filled him either with contempt or longing.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2013 | A version of this review appeared last Friday in Weekend. By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
A walk onto the street, to get fruit and medicine, becomes a frantic run for survival for the unnamed woman played by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani in The Patience Stone . Suddenly, there is an explosion. A truck full of militia firing automatic weapons tears around the corner, dust and damage everywhere. The woman lives in a small house behind a walled courtyard, where she has two young daughters and a husband. He is lying comatose, a bullet in his neck, a tube with serum going into his mouth.
NEWS
July 3, 2012
Q. My parents both died in 2010. At the time of their deaths, they owned a small house in North Philly. Shortly after that, the house next to theirs was declared unsafe and taken down by the city. In the process, mother and dad's house was so badly damaged, that it had to go. The insurance company paid the estate for the loss, and the children divided the money. Now the city has notified us to pay the real-estate taxes on the lot. They tell us that we now own it even though the title is still in our parents' names.
NEWS
May 22, 2009 | By George Ball
Once, when I was in the market for a house, a real estate agent effervescently exclaimed about a place's "curb appeal. " The expression was unfamiliar, but I knew what was meant: the house's appearance from a distance. Does it make an imposing impression from afar, or does it shrink into humble insignificance? Castle or cottage? The notion of curb appeal is a curious one, as it does not reflect the orientation of the house's residents, who will likely live inside it. Instead, it considers the vantage point of a hypothetical observer - whether friend or stranger, prospective purchaser or cat burglar - who, glimpsing the house from a distance, will be suitably impressed or not. This inverted perspective has become common over the last 30 years.
NEWS
March 13, 2009 | By Inga Saffron INQUIRER ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
With television helicopters fluttering overhead, a documentary film crew working on the ground, and a contingent of Long Beach Island locals calling the play-by-play, this area's most famous beach cottage rolled gingerly onto an ocean barge yesterday, en route to a new home on the north shore of Long Island, N.Y. Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's little Lieb House became the SS Lieb. In all his years of practicing architecture with his wife, the 83-year-old Venturi has probably never had a media experience quite like the one that began unfolding at 7:30 a.m. in the sandy yard of the Barnegat Light marina.
NEWS
November 27, 2007 | By Peter Binzen
The Philadelphia Historical Commission's recent decision to preserve part of former Mayor Richardson Dilworth's 50-year-old house in Society Hill while permitting construction of a 16-story luxury condominium tower on the house site seems entirely appropriate. Dilworth was a man with a foot in the past - he was the last Philadelphia mayor born in the 19th century - but with an eye glued to the future. The historical commission's ruling preserves that flexibility. Society Hill has been termed the nation's most successful urban-renewal project, and it got a great boost in 1957 when Philadelphia's first family built a house there.
NEWS
May 11, 2006 | By Stephan Salisbury INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
On a cold morning in early March, an electrical fire started in Mildred Harris' small house in the 2500 block of North Alder Street in Philadelphia. It moved quickly through the roof and spread to three other houses, all owned by the Village of Arts and Humanities, a nationally known community arts organization about to celebrate its 20th anniversary and already in the midst of a difficult transition. While there were no life-threatening injuries, the pain in the neighborhood was acute.
NEWS
August 24, 2004
House fires don't typically get headlines. Unless someone dies. Sadly, that's what happened Friday night. Firefighter Rey Rubio, 42, of North Philadelphia, and Capt. John Taylor, 53, of Northeast Philadelphia, were killed in a house fire. But the blaze was anything but typical. Investigators believe that a jerry-built lighting system for an illegal marijuana-growing operation may have overheated and ignited combustibles in the basement of the home in Port Richmond. Taylor and Rubio were trapped in the basement and died of asphyxiation.
NEWS
December 16, 2001 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Bill and Linda Low have owned four old houses together over the last 25 years, so you'd think they'd have four times the horror stories. Not really. If they didn't like owning and restoring old houses, they would have stopped after the first one, a small house in the center of Doylestown, built in 1850, that they traded for a circa 1870 house on five acres in Plumstead Township, which they then sold to buy a 1797 house in Solebury, which they exchanged, in August 1998, for a 1720 house in New Hope.
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