SOUTH 42ND STREET

100 block South 42 Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for brick in front of 111-117

Curbs: Granite

101-107 South 42 St.

See 4123-4141 Sansom Street.

111-117 South 42 Street

(111 a.k.a. 4112-4120 Sansom Street)

Edward Shields, developer

c.1884

Attributed to George Hewitt, architect

Four, two-and-one-half-story, two-bay, brick, Queen Anne, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include millwork porch with Eastlakian detailing, iron fencing, front yard, brownstone sills, flattened gothic arched window heads (see 117 for original sash), decorative brick patterning and cornice, large gable end with gothic arch decoration over paired windows, fishscale slate roof shingles on mansard roof. 4 Contributing.

Porch infill: 113

Porch balustrade replaced: 111

Gable end covered with aluminum: 111

119 South 42 St.

Single story, brick and stucco building. 1 Not contributing.

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100 South 42 St.

Theodore D. Rand, developer

c.1893

Three-story, single-bay, Pompeiian brick, Colonial Revival/Victorian, semi-detached house. Distinguishing features include stone fence, front yard, columned porch with modillioned cornice, two-story bay window with applied ornamentation under pedimented dormer, fishscale slate shingle roof, gabled roof, moulded brick cornice. Porch balustrade replaced. 1 Contributing.

102 South 42 St.

Charles Matlack, developer

c.1894

Three-story, two-bay, Pompeiian brick, Colonial Revival/Victorian, semi-detached house. Distinguishing features include stone lintels and sills, third floor round arch headed windows, moulded brick cornice, flat roof. Large brick first floor front addition. 1 Contributing.

104-110 South 42 St.

(110 a.k.a. 4201 Sansom Street)

Daniel P. McCloskey, developer

c.1877

Four, two-and-one-half-story, two-bay, brick with marble facade, Second Empire, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence, front yard, millwork porches, iron fencing and entrance gates, segmentally arched windows, paired bracketed wooden cornice, quoins, fishscale slate shingle roof, projecting dormers. 4 Contributing.

Porch balustrade added: 108, 110

112-128 S. 42 St.

(a.k.a. 4200-4210 Sansom Street)

One-story, seven bay, buff brick multi-bay garage, metal multi-pane windows, Commercial style c. 1925. 1 Contributing.

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200 block South 42 Street

201 S. 42 St.

(a.k.a. 4130-38 Walnut)

203-17 South 42 St.

William S. Kimball, developer

c.1876

Eight, two-and-one-half-story, two-bay, brick with marble facade, Second Empire, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include front yards with iron fences, millwork porches, full length first floor windows, segmentally arched window heads with projecting keystones, stone window hoods and sills, paired bracketed cornice, hipped dormers in slate covered mansard roof. 8 Contributing.

Three-story facade addition c. 1915: 205

Porch removed: 203, 209

Porch infill: 207

Porch balustrade replaced: 217

Iron fence removed: 203, 205, 207

Slate fishscale roof shingles removed: 211, 215

223 South 42 St.

John D. Jones, builder

c.1863

Three-story, multi-bay, stone, Italianate detached house with Greek Revival porch alterations. Distinguishing features include stone fence around front yard, paired classical columned porch c. 1910, semi-circular arched headed windows, 4/4 sash, bracketed cornice, stone and iron railing, square tower. 1 Contributing.

225-235 South 42 St.

John D. Jones, builder

c.1865

Six, two-and-one-half-story, two-bay, granite and brownstone, Second Empire, semi-detached houses in the AABBAA pattern. Distinguishing features of A) porch with bracketed detailing, iron fence and front yard, square head and arch headed windows, paired bracketed cornice, mansard roof with single elliptical arched projecting dormer; B) porch with bracketed detailing, full length first floor windows, square headed arched windows, bracketed cornice, mansard roof with semi-circular projecting dormer window. 6 Contributing.

Interior alterations: Addison Hutton, architect c.1891

Colonial revival facade alterations: 225

Original slate roof shingles: 231

Colonial Revival porch replacement: 225, 229

237 South 42 St.

See 4141-4113 Spruce St.

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200-202 South 42 St.

William S. Kimball, developer

G.W. and W.D. Hewitt, architects

c.1885

Two, three-and-one-half-story, two-bay brick, Victorian eclectic, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence, front yard, segmental arches over first floor windows, decorative brick belt course, corbelled brick piers, cross gable faces street pierced by windows, fishscale shingled mansard roof. Porches removed, first floor window openings altered. 2 Contributing.

204-218 South 42 St.

(218 South 42 St. a.k.a. 4201-4203 Locust St.)

Henry C. Gibson, developer

William S. Kimball, builder

c.1877

Eight, two-and-one-half-story, two-bay, brick and stone, Queen Anne, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence, front yard, brick polychromy, decorative brick belt course and cornice detail, segmentally arched window openings, and large cross slate covered gables framing paired windows, mansard roof. 8 Contributing.

Colonial Revival door opening alterations: 204, 206, 212, 214

Large brick first floor additions c. 1950: 216, 218

Marble faced: 216, 218

220-298 South 42 Street

See 4201-4299 Spruce Street.

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300 block South 42 Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for brick in front of 4116 Spruce

Curbs: Granite

301-325 South 42 Street

See 4201-4299 Spruce Street.

329 South 42 St.

(a.k.a. 4119-4121 Pine St.)

J.R. and J.H. Whelan, developers and builders

c.1925

Four-story, multi-bay, brick, Colonial Revival apartment building. Distinguishing features include cast stone band above water table, cast stone quoins, window surrounds, sills, belt course, parapet detail, central pedimented entryway, cast stone ornamentation. 1 Contributing.

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300-316 South 42 Street

See 4200 Spruce Street.

318-336 South 42 St.

William S. Kimball, developer

Attributed to George Hewitt, architect

c.1887

Ten, two-and-one-half-story, two-bay, brick, Queen Anne, rowhouses in ABCCDDCCBA pattern. All have iron fence around front yard, brick walls with brownstone trim, slate covered mansard, windows with central pane bordered by smaller panes, all porches removed, double doors with five wood panels and large upper light of glass. Distinguishing features of A) corner turret, steeply pitched cross gable, fishscale shingles on turret, decorative brickwork; B) steeply pitched cross gable, decorative brickwork; C)decorative checkerboard brickwork, third floor bay with paired windows separated by twisted terra cotta columns under pointed hipped roof; D)pitched cross gables, semi-circular arch with terra cotta panel over second and third floor windows, roof cresting. 10 Contributing.

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400 block South 42 Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for brick in front of 422-34 S. 42nd

Curbs: Granite

401 S. 42 Street

(a.k.a. 4116-4124 Pine Street)

Isaac Purcell and P. Taylor, architects

c.1871/1937

Woodland Presbyterian Church. Stone and brick Gothic Revival church. L-shaped sanctuary and church house complex framing a small, landscaped garden space on Pine Street. The worship building consists of a gable-roofed sanctuary with a triple-arched entrance facing 42nd Street, dominated by a corner tower with belfry, in gray schist with cast stone and limestone detailing on the 42nd Street side and formstone on Pine Street. The original building dating from 1871 was sheathed in green serpentine, the unstable character of which required the church to replace it with limestone in 1937. At the same time, Taylor redesigned the 42nd Street facade, changing the size, location and detailing of the belfry, window and door openings, brick side walls covered with permastone to match facade, slate covered gable roof. The chapel of brick is also covered with permastone, small gabled office on 42nd Street. 1 Contributing.

403 South 42 St.

Richard H. Townsend, developer

c.1886

One, three-story, single-bay, brick, originally Victorian/Colonial Revival detached house, front yard with iron fence. Distinctive features include two-story metal bay with applied ornament c. l905, polychromy, and moulded brick detailing. First floor porch infilled. 1 Contributing.

405-07 South 42 St.

Richard H. Townsend, developer

c.1878

Two, three-story, three-bay, brick, Italianate, semi-detached houses with serpentine stone facade. Distinctive features include stone fence, iron fence (407) around terraced front yard, segmentally arched windows with stone connected marble sills, semi-circular arched door surrounds with original double doors, and decorative carved wood projecting cornice. 2 Contributing.

409 South 42 St.

Richard H. Townsend, developer

c.1878

One, four-story, three-bay, brick with serpentine stone facade, Italianate/Colonial Revival, semi-detached house. Distinctive features include iron fence, front yard, segmentally arched windows with stone sills, pedimented dormer with scrolled brackets and dentils in Spanish tile hipped roof c. 1895. Porch infilled c. 1920. 1 Contributing.

411, 413, 415 South 42 St.

Emanuel Zinn, developer

Neubauer & Supowitz, architects

c.1923

Sprucemor. Four-story, brick apartment building. Distinctive features include U-shaped plan, projecting square four-story bay windows, stone window trim and cartouches, front yard and central court, flat roof, cornice removed on north wing of building. 1 Contributing.

417-421 South 42 St.

See 4113-4119 Baltimore Ave.

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400-418 South 42 St.

See 4200-4214 Pine Street.

420-434 South 42 St.

(420 a.k.a. 4200-4206 Osage Ave)

(434 a.k.a. 4201-4205 Baltimore Ave)

William S. Kimball, developer

Attributed to G.W. and W.D. Hewitt, architects

c.1883

Eight, three-story, two-bay, red brick, Queen Anne, semi-detached houses in the ABCDDCBA pattern. All the houses have millwork porches, iron fences around front yards, terra cotta banding, corbelled brickwork, slate covered cross gabled and hipped roofs, Queen Anne windows with a central pane bordered by smaller panes, brownstone window sills. Distinguishing features of A) corner turret with conical roof, fishscale shingles, decorative brickwork and cornice, projecting shed dormer; B) large cross gable dormer with paired windows and turrets, brick arch connecting next house, slate roof shingles; C)cross gable porch roof over paired entrance, segmentally arched windows, corbelled brick cornice, paired windows in hipped dormer, brick arch connecting next house; D)stepped gable, paired windows with stone lintels and sills, brick arch connecting next house. 8 Contributing.

Porch removed: 432, 434

Porch balustrade removed/replaced 422, 430

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500 block South 42 Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for brick in front of 517, 525 S. 42

Curbs: Granite

501-507 South 42 St.

John McEnen, developer

c.1890

Four, three-story, three-bay, brick, Queen Anne semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include fishscale slate covered gabled and hipped roofs, corner turret on 501, two story bay windows breaking above the roof line, tall brick chimney, millwork porch on 503. 4 Contributing.

First floor commercial storefront addition: 501

Porch removed: 505, 507

509-525 South 42 St.

Ferdinand P. Hurxthal, developer

c.1871

Nine, three-story, two-bay, brick with Wissahickon schist facade, Second Empire semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence encompassing terraced front yard, millwork porch with bracketed cornice, segmentally arched windows containing 2/2 sash, full length first floor windows, mansard roof with projecting dormers, and bracketed cornice, projecting central entrance pavilion. Side and rear of 509 highly visible from Baltimore Ave. 517-519 has a different three-story facade in the Italianate style instead of the Mansard 3rd floor of the rest of the row.

9 Contributing.

Facade stuccoed: 513, 515, 523, 525

Window openings altered: 509, 513

Porch removed: 509, 511, 513, 515, 517,521

Fence rebuilt in cinderblock: 509-11

527 South 42 St.

Two story Art Deco addition to 4107 Chester Avenue c. 1927. Contributing.

529 South 42 St.

See 4107 Chester Ave.

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500-506 South 42 St.

(a.k.a. 4200-4210 Baltimore Ave)

John Neil McGarvey, developer

c.1907

Four, three-and-one-half-story, two-bay, Roman brick, Colonial Revival semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include classical columned porches, ground floor paired windows under leaded glass transom window, second floor bay window, terra cotta belt course and window surrounds, diapered brickwork, terra cotta hipped roof with hipped dormer, terraced front yards. Large three-story orange brick addition on front c. 1940 and added side storefronts: 500. 4 Contributing.

510 South 42 St.

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

c.1955

Six-story, multi-bay, buff brick and cast stone panels, modern, school building, brownstone retaining wall remains from earlier development. 1 Not contributing.

516-28 South 42 St.

(a.k.a. 4201 Chester Ave)

Alexander Wilson, Jr., developer and builder

Clement Remington, architect

c.1909

Four-story, multi-bay, brick apartment building. Distinguishing features include flat roof stone base, door surrounds, belt course, quoins, lintels with keystone and sills, two-story pressed copper bays, multi-pane windows, iron balconies, modillioned projecting cornice. 1 Contributing.

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600 block South 42 Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for brick in front of 625-27, 622

Curbs: Granite

601-605 South 42 St.

See 4134 Chester Avenue.

607-09 South 42 St.

Edward Cloud, developer

c.1886

Two, three-story, two-bay, stucco, Colonial Revival/Victorian Eclectic semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include stone retaining wall, porch, corner turret, hipped roof on 609, drip stone molding over windows, pressed metal pediments on dormer windows. 2 Contributing.

611-623 South 42 St.

Robert Killough, developer

c.1910

Seven, three-story, two-bay, Roman brick and stucco, Colonial Revival/Mission Style rowhouses. Distinguishing features include stone fence around small terraced yard, porch with shared pedimented entrance, pressed metal bay window, stuccoed third floor with decorative brickwork, Spanish tiles, shed roof. 7 Contributing.

Porch posts and balustrades replaced: 611, 619, 621, 623

Roof tiles replaced: 611

625-27 South 42 St.

Thomas Randall, developer

c.1870

Two, three-story, two-bay, brick, Italianate rowhouses. Distinguishing features include stone lintels and sills, bracketed wood cornice, flat roof, 2/2 windows. 2 Contributing.

629 South 42 St.

Samuel Baker, developer

c.1870

Two-story, two-bay, brick, garage. Distinguishing features include ground floor full size, six-leaf wooden door, second floor door opening flanked by double hung windows, metal cornice, flat roof. 1 Contributing.

631 South 42 St.

Henry Redmond, developer

c.1870

Three-story, two-bay, brick, Italianate, rowhouse. Distinguishing features include stone lintels and sills, first floor cornice, pressed metal roof cornice, flat roof, 2/2 windows, attached wooden garage c. 1905. 1 Contributing.

633 South 42 St.

Henry Redmond, developer

c.1872

Three-story, two-bay, stuccoed brick, Italianate, rowhouse. Distinguishing features include bracketed wooden cornice, flat roof, stone sills, 2/2 windows. 1 Contributing.

635 South 42 St.

See 4147 Woodland Ave

Isaac Stroud Hinkson, developer

c.1872

Two-story, three-bay on 42 St. facade, five-bay on Woodland Ave facade, stuccoed brick Italianate carriage house. Distinguishing features include unusual floor plan with entrance on side, segmentally arched windows, stone sills, wooden paired bracket cornice. Post modern alterations include columned entrance portico, windows with shape in grid, painted band around building. 1 Contributing.

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600-08 South 42 St.

See 4200 Chester Ave.

Four, one-story, commercial storefront additions on side elevation of 4200 Chester Ave. Distinguishing features include centrally located recessed door, transom windows of leaded prism glass over large panes, pressed metal cornice. 4 Contributing.

610-622 South 42 St.

Garden with original iron fence. 1 Contributing site.

c.1905

620-22 South 42 St.

William J. Fell, developer

c.1873

Two, three-story, two-bay, brownstone, Second Empire, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence, millwork porch (622), full length first floor windows, segmentally arched openings, 2/2 windows, pedimented dormers, slate mansard roof. 2 Contributing.

Porch and fence removed, window altered: 620

624-26 South 42 St.

(626 a.k.a. 4201-4209 Regent Street)

Clarence H. Clark, developer

c.1889

Two, three-story, two-bay, brick, Queen Anne semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence, millwork porch, terra cotta tiles on facade, brownstone lintels and sills, corbelled brick cornice, flat roof, 9/1 bordered windows. 2 Contributing.

628-634 South 42 St.

(a.k.a. 4210-4220 Regent Street)

Clarence H. Clark, developer

c.1889

Three-story, two-bay, brick, Queen Anne rowhouse. Distinguishing features include brownstone lintels and sills, terra cotta band patterning, corbelled brick cornice with pressed tin finials. First floor altered with pressed metal cornice and concrete block infill. 1 Contributing.

630-634 South 42 St.

Developer Unknown

c.1920

One-story, three bay, brick garage connected with elevation on Regent St., decorated with herring bone brick panels. 1 Contributing.

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