CHESTNUT STREET

4000 block Chestnut Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for slate in front of 4009-4011 and brick in front of 4050-4056

Curbs: Granite

4003 Chestnut St.

Isaac W. Hughes, developer

c.1868

Three-story, marble faced, Italianate, semi-detached house with brick side walls. Distinguishing features include marble window hoods and sills, double leaf door, segmentally arched window openings, bracketed wood cornice, 2/2 window removed. Front yard paved and contains new wooden deck. Side elevations: bay and bracketed cornice. 1 Contributing.

4005-07 Chestnut St.

Isaac W. Hughes, developer

c.1868

Two, three-story, two-bay, brick, Italianate with Colonial Revival alterations semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence (4007), front yards, stone sills, stone window hoods, porch with cresting, brick quoins, paired bracketed wood cornice, third floor Palladian windows under stone surround. 2 Contributing.

Ground floor brick bay and porch removed: 4005

Window openings altered: 4005

Doorway altered: 4005, 4007

4009-15 Chestnut St.

Isaac W. Hughes, developer

c.1868

Four, three-story, two-bay, marble-faced, Victorian, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence, front yards, porch, stone lintels and sills, full length first floor windows, paired windows in projecting cross gable, slate hipped mansard roof, brick side walls. 4 Contributing.

Porch balustrade replaced: 4009, 4013

Porch infill: 4011, 4015

Window opening altered: 4015

4017 Chestnut St.

Chestnut Street Baptist Church (formerly Berean or Tabernacle Baptist Church)

Frank Rushmore Watson, architect

c.1895

Massive, elaborately ornamented Gothic Revival church with a strong urban character. The wide gable-roofed sanctuary is framed by three arched entranceways framed by triple colonettes. The walls are treated with rock-faced gneiss with limestone trim, large central pointed-arch window with stained glass; the roof is sheathed with slate, and the walls of the transcepts visible from the street are capped with a corbel table motif in stamped copper. The large, impressive sanctuary interior is intact and features elaborate plaster ceiling ornament and carved oak furnishings. An outstanding example of its style. 1 Contributing.

4025-31 Chestnut St.

c.1975

Seven story, three-bay, flat roofed, concrete and glass office building. 1 Non-Contributing.

4035 Chestnut St.

4035 Chestnut St. Corp, developer

Apartment Homes, Inc., builder

Wilber J. Watson, engineer and architect

c. 1925

Brandon Apartments. Six story, five-bay Art Deco apartment building. Distinguishing features include stone base, metal casement windows, terra cotta ornamentation, window trim, parapet decoration, and flat roof. West side is highly visible with character defining steel casements. 1 Contributing.

4037 Chestnut St.

Empty lot.

4039 Chestnut St.

(a.k.a. 15-21 South 41st Street)

The Kanak Co., Inc., developer

Benjamin A. Kaplan, architect, builder

c.1926

Chestnut Arms. Four story, seven-bay, buff tapestry brick, Colonial/Gothic Revival vernacular apartment building. Distinguishing features include cast stone water table, quoins, window drip molds, paired 6/1 windows, cast stone band at parapet, flat roof. 1 Contributing.

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4042-60 Chestnut St.

(4060 Chestnut St. a.k.a. 101-103 South 41 St.)

Thomas H. Powers, developer

c.1876

Ten, three-story, three-bay, brick, Italianate, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include marble stoops and water tables, arched door openings with paneled jambs, stone lintels and sills, 2/2 double hung sash, 4/4 sash in dormer, fixed six pane window in basement, bracketed and modillioned cornice, tall gabled roof with highly visible paired chimneys, original iron fences between buildings, side elevations visible, arched pedimented dormer with paired arched windows. Unusual example of Italianate style. 10 Contributing.

First floor storefronts and commercial windows added: 4042, 4054, 4056, 4058, 4060

Stuccoed: 4050

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4100 block Chestnut Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for bricks in front of 4140

Curbs: Granite

4101-03 Chestnut St.

William S. Kimball, developer

c.1882

Two, three-and one half story, two-bay, red brick, Queen Anne semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence, front yard, porch, stone sills, segmentally arched window openings, third floor faced with shingles, cornice, gabled dormers. 2 Contributing.

Porch infill: 4101

Slate roof shingles replaced: 4101

4105-09 Chestnut St.

Leroy B. Peckham, developer

1891

School. Two-story, multi-bay, brick, Queen Anne building. Significant features include rusticated stone lintels and sills, front yard, front entry porch with entrance canopy, diapered brickwork, corner hipped roof turret, front central chimney, projecting gabled roofed pavilion on left side, segmentally arched window openings altered. 1 Contributing.

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4100-4142 Chestnut St.

(a.k.a. 100-114 South 41st Street)

Philadelphia City Passenger Railway Co., developer

c.1862

Two-story and one story multi-bay, red brick, industrial buildings. Originally trolley barn. Distinguishing features include metal multi-pane windows, brick pilasters, corbelled brick detailing, gable roof, modern porch addition. This trolley barn housed the transportation that allowed for the creation of this "commuter suburb" district. 1 Contributing.

4144-46 Chestnut St.

Modern Gas Station. 1 Non-contributing.

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4200 block Chestnut Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for brick in front of 4220-28

Curbs: Granite

4233-4265 Chestnut St.

(a.k.a. 25-51 South 43rd Street)

Isaac Purcell, architect

c.1887-89

Christ Memorial Reformed Episcopal Church. Highly elaborate and prominent complex includes a sanctuary, Sunday School area and former seminary wing, all executed in rock-faced marble with dressed limestone trim. The buildings, which sit on a knoll with a lawn and a stone retaining wall, dominate the skyline for many surrounding blocks and consist of a strongly three-dimensional series of towers, gable-roofed structures, projecting polygonal rooms with high roofs, and a profusion of pinnacles, all dominated by a great stone tower, 150 feet high, at the southwest corner. At the base of the tower are two openings leading to the sanctuary, screened by finely crafted wrought iron gates. The building has effectively served as the mother church or spiritual center of the Reformed Episcopal denomination for generations. This building is an outstanding example of its style. 1 Contributing.

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4200-10 Chestnut St.

Walter Steelman/ Charles Matlack, developers

c.1893

Five, three-story, two-bay, Roman brick, Colonial Revival rowhouses in ABACB. Distinguishing features of A) two pedimented dormers with mansard roofs; B) stone fence, front yard, porch, stone lintels and sills, third floor semi-circular arched window openings; C) stone fence, front yard, porch with shared pedimented gable, two-story bay window, slate roof shingles on face of cross gable roof projection. 5 Contributing.

Two-story facade additions c.1940: 4200, 4206

Porch balustrades removed/replaced: 4202, 4208

Fire damage: 4210

4204 demolished. Vacant lot.

4212-16 Chestnut St.

Hugh Willoughby, developer

c. 1907

Three-story, five-bay, flemish bond brick with darkened headers, Colonial Revival building with later Colonial Revival alterations. Distinguishing features include large commercial storefront windows, stone lintels and sills, 6/6 windows. 1 Contributing.

4220-28 Chestnut St.

Robert Mosher, developer

c.1876

Five, three-story, two-bay, brick, Second Empire, rowhouses. Distinguishing features include two-story bay window with dormer above, segmentally arched window openings, slate shingle mansard roof, bracketed and modillioned cornice, wooden porch, front yard. 5 Contributing.

New material on bay window: 4220, 4222

Window openings altered: 4224, 4226, 4228

Porch altered: 4220, 4222

Balustrade removed: 4226

Slate roof shingle replaced with asphalt: 4224, 4228

Brick sidewalk: 4220-28

4230-44 Chestnut St.

R. Pitts, architect

c.1896

Eight, three-story, two-bay, orange brick, Colonial Revival, rowhouses in AABAABAA pattern. Distinguishing features of A) classical columned porch, iron fence, front yard, ground floor elliptical arched stained glass window opening, second floor metal bay window, third floor triple window under elliptical arched window opening in cross gable roof, tile roof shingles; B) classical columned porch, iron fence, front yard, elliptical arched window opening, stone lintels and sills, paired windows under double cross gable dormer, tile roof shingles. 8 Contributing.

Porch posts/balustrade replaced: 4234, 4236, 4240, 4242, 4244

Roof shingles replaced: 4232, 4234, 4236

Porch infill: 4238

Slate roof shingles removed: 4234, 4236, 4238

4246-50 Chestnut St.

Empty lots.

4254-56 Chestnut St.

Emille Riley, developer

c.1895

Two, three-story, two-bay, flemish bond brick with darkened headers, Colonial Revival semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include classical columned porch, brownstone lintels and sills, triple windows under oversize pedimented parapet, front yard, iron fence (4256), urns on roof. 2 Contributing.

4258-66 Chestnut St.

(a.k.a. 101-107 South 43rd Street)

Sara Moyer, developer

Richard C. Loos, architect

William E. Greenfield, builder

c.1922

Courtland Apartments. Four-story, multi-bay, brick, Colonial Revival U-shaped apartment building. Distinguishing features include stone base, stone fence, stone window surrounds, wall mounted lamp fixtures, bay windows, shaped parapets, stone water table, belt course, and decoration, 8/1 and 6/1 wooden sash. 1 Contributing.

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4300 block Chestnut Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete

Curbs: Granite

4300-22 Chestnut St.

4300 (a.k.a. 100-108 South 43rd Street)

4322 (a.k.a. 101-113 South 44th Street)

Real Estate Bonding Co., developer

William Bull, builder

c.1907

Netherlands Apartment. Four-story, over raised basement, multi-bay, orange brick and limestone Renaissance Revival apartment building. Distinguishing features include front yard, stone ground floor, oval windows flanking porticoed doorways, stone decorative trim, stone water table and belt course, stone modillioned cornice, flat roof, four-story curved bays, bronze-colored aluminum replacement window.

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4400 Block Chestnut

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete

Curbs:

Streetlights: Cobra Head

4401 Chestnut St.

(a.k.a. 48-54 South 44th Street)

Three-story, two-bay red brick Victorian vernacular corner rowhouse c.1900. The first floor retains its original shop front with metal cornice and composite iron columns at the corner entrance. The second and third floor have two 1/1 windows with brownstone sills and lintels and a five-sided corner turret with pyramidal roof and finial. The building has a bracketed pressed metal cornice and a flat roof. 1 Contributing.

Alterations: aluminum windows, and one window has brownstone sill and lintel removed.

4403 Chestnut St.

Three-story, two-bay yellow brick. c. 1920 refacing of older rowhouse. Ground floor tiled storefront with recessed entrance. Second and third floor have groups of three windows. Crenellated parapet wall. 1 Contributing.

4405-4413 Chestnut St.

Five, three-story, two-bay red brick Victorian vernacular row houses c. 1900. Houses originally had full width front porches with wooden columns and shared pedimented entryways. The original ground floor, still extant on 4405 store, has a door and a window. The second floor has 2 1/1 windows with limestone lintels and a corbelled brick cornice. The third floor features a slate covered mansard and a pedimented dormer with a double window and scalloped shingle tympanum. 5 Contributing.

Alterations: Ground floor storefront addition replacing porch: 4405, 4407, 4413

Rebuilt wall: 4407, 4409 partial

4421 Chestnut St.

This tall, two-story, four-bay yellow brick Arts and Crafts office/warehouse structure was constructed in 1925. The ground floor is pierced by an asymmetrical arrangement of doors and shop windows. The second floor with multipane industrial windows is spanned by a full width iron balcony. The building is capped by a metal cornice and brick parapet wall decorated by blue tiles. Flat roof. 1 Contributing.

4423 Chestnut St.

This three-story, five-bay yellow and brown tapestry brick Arts and Crafts/Mission style apartment house contains a commercial ground floor with metal cornice and some original storefront details. The second and third floors have paired 1/1 windows with leaded glass transom windows. The central bay is recessed and carries a metal balcony at each floor. The building is capped by a slate covered pent eave with Mission style brackets and a parapet wall decorated with diamond shaped tiles. 1 Contributing.

4425-4431 Chestnut St.

This is a composed row of four Queen Anne style rowhouses in the pattern ABBA. All have a front yard, shared full width porches with elliptical basement window, orange brick base, paired columns and shared gabled porch entrances. All are constructed of orange pompeiian brick and have a ground floor with one Palladian window with arched stained glass transom and single glazed door. The elements characterizing type A include a second floor curved metal bay containing three fixed windows with stained glass transoms and swag and garland detail. The third floor is pierced by a pair of 1/1 windows in an arched frame. The buildings rise to a tall flemish gable with an oculus flanked by brick and metal finials. Type B is characterized by a three-sided bay window at the second floor lit by three 1/1 windows with stained glass transoms and decorated with a swag and garland detail. The third floor contains two 1/1 windows capped by a pyramidal roof structure rising above a false mansard. The roof is covered with red-brown Spanish tile. 4 Contributing.

Alterations: Stuccoed porch base and new metal porch supports: 4431

Missing finials: 4425 and 4431

4433-4439 Chestnut Street

This is a composed row of four three-story, two-bay painted brick Colonial Revival (c. 1900) rowhouses in an ABBA pattern. All have front yards with low stone retaining wall and stuccoed full width front porches. All except 4433 have a new shed porch roof on metal supports. The fenestration on the first and second floors consist of three-part windows with a large central window and smaller sidelights. The windows also have three-part transoms in the same proportional configuration. The buildings have terra-cotta quoins around the second floor windows and at the party walls, and a terra cotta cornice above the second floor. The houses differ at the third story, with type A characterized by a central square projecting bay/dormer flanked by oculi and a false shed roof, and type B characterized by two rows of hipped roof dormers and a slate covered false mansard. 4 Contributing.

Alterations: Third floor bay removed: 4433.

Porch roof removed: 4433.

Asphalt shingles: 4433, 4439.

4441-4445 Chestnut Street

Three, three-story, two-bay, orange Pompeiian brick, Queen Anne/Colonial Revival corner rowhouses c. 1900. These houses have full-width front porches with shared pedimented entryways, single leaf door with single arched sidelight, two 1/1 sash at the second floor in square openings with flat lintels and keystones. The third floor windows rise above the false slate mansard roof as gabled dormers with decorated pediments. All have shopfront additions taking up the front yard area. 3 Contributing.

4447 Chestnut

(a.k.a. 47-51 South 45 St.)

Three-story, two-bay orange Pompeiian brick, Queen Anne/Colonial Revival corner rowhouse c. l900. This building has a large brick store front addition on the ground floor and a two-story orange brick porch added to the upper floors. The house has a 1/1 window and an oculus window on the second floor and paired 1/1 windows at the third. A two-story corner turret with conical roof rises above the slate covered mansard roof. 1 Contributing.

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4400-36 Chestnut St.

(4400 a.k.a. 100-110 S. 44th Street)

(4436 a.k.a. 101-109 S. 45th Street)

Thomas Powers, developer

c.1880

Nineteen, three-story, two-bay, brick, Queen Anne rowhouses. Distinguishing features include porch, small front yards with low granite retaining wall, flattened gothic arched window openings, brick polychromy, corbelled brick cornice, oversize cross gable with paired windows and Tudor half timbering, double leaf doors. Ground floor windows are 2/2, others are 1/1. 19 Contributing.

Two-story brick facade addition: 4400

Porch posts/balustrade removed/replaced: 4408, 4410

Porch infill: 4412, 4414, 4416

Slate roof shingles replaced with asphalt: All

4408, 4430

Basement alteration: 4430

4438 Chestnut St.

c.1925

One-story, one-bay, brick commercial Arts and Crafts vernacular building. 1 Contributing.

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4500 Block Chestnut Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete

Curbs: Granite

Lighting: Cobra Head

4501 - 4517 Chestnut Street

(a.k.a. 30-40 S. 45th Street)

Architect: Hoffman and Henon

c. 1926

A U-shaped four-story, seven-bay buff-colored tapestry brick Collegiate Gothic School building. The building is dominated by a central three-story bay set between brick and stone towers capped by copper domes. The entrance has three sets of decorative wooden doors with pointed arch leaded glass transoms. The doors are set into carved stone frames decorated with gothic buttress piers. The second and third stories contain inset stained glass windows set into stone frames with decorated spandrel panels. The parapet wall carries a clock. Flanking the entrance the brick walls are divided into vertical bays by brick strip buttresses. Each floor contains groupings of windows. The original 6/6 sash remains only on the ground floor. Stone spandrel panels separate the floors and the building is capped by a crenellated parapet. The 45th Street side has similar walls and fenestration and is surrounded by an ornate cast iron fence. 1 Contributing.

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4500 -4506 Chestnut Street

(a.k.a. 100-112 S, 45th Street)

Architect: H. H. Markley

Date: 1908

Satterlee Apartments. Two, four-bay, four-story over raised basement, orange brick Colonial Revival apartment buildings. Each building has a central fanlit entrance with leaded side lights and pedimented distyle portico. The buildings rest on a rusticated sandstone base. The overall fenestration consists of paired 9/1 sash windows with flat arch lintels with keystones. On either side of the facades project two story copper bays decorated by pilasters and pediments. The buildings are surmounted by a pressed copper cornice, and have a flat roof. 2 Contributing.