WALNUT STREET

4000 block Walnut Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete

Curbs: Mostly concrete, some granite

4013 Walnut St. (4015)

G. Kingsley, architect

c.1924

Atlas Storage Warehouse Company, developer

Monumental, three-bay, brick and glazed terra cotta, Deco/Beaux-Arts bank/office building. Distinguishing features include monumental doric columns, stained glass window within pedimented facade, terra cotta cornice on parapet wall. First floor commercial storefronts, flanking copper and granite doric columned recessed entrance way, bronze doorway. 1 Contributing.

4021 Walnut St.

Duhring, Okie and Ziegler, architects

c.1911

Two-and-one-half-story, three-bay, red brick, Colonial Revival detached house. Distinguishing features include brick and stone fence, front yard, paired column porch with modillioned cornice, pedimented and columned entrance door, ground floor Palladian windows, 6/6 sash second floor, stone capitals, modillioned cornice, gabled dormers with "gothick" sash, slate covered gambrel roof with double end chimneys. 1 Contributing.

4025-27 Walnut St.

John M. Hill, developer

c.1876

Two, two-and-one-half-story, two-bay, stone, Second Empire semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence, front yard, full length first floor windows, segmentally arched windows with window hoods, paired bracketed wooden cornice, segmental arched dormers, slate tile mansard roof. 2 Contributing.

Original double leaf door: 4025

4029-31 Walnut St.

Penwood Company, developer

c.1923

Three-story, five-bay, tapestry brick, Colonial Revival apartment building facade on earlier Victorian house. Distinguishing features include stone base, stone door surround, stone sills, decorative stone insets, stone belt course at parapet. Sides of Victorian, highly decorated and still visible. Front yard surrounded by new brick wall. 1 Contributing.

4033 Walnut St.

John M. Hill, developer

c.1876

Two-and-one-half-story, three-bay, schist stone, Second Empire detached house. Distinguishing features include porch with pedimented entrance, iron fence, front yard, full length first floor windows originally 2/4 sash, segmentally arched windows with window hoods originally 2/2 sash on second floor, paired bracketed cornice, segmental arch dormers 2/2 sash, slate mansard roof, quoins. 1 Contributing.

4035-37 Walnut St.

Charles Lewis, developer

c.1870

Two, three-story, two-bay, formstone over brick or stone, Italianate, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include full length first floor windows (on 4035), paired bracketed cornice, quoins, front yard with iron fence, flat roof. Facade covered with formstone c. 1940. 2 Contributing.

4039 Walnut St.

Charles L. Lewis, developer

c.1868

Three-story, three-bay, stuccoed, Italianate detached house. Distinguishing features include iron railing, front yard, window hoods over second floor windows, semi-circular arched third floor windows, modillioned cornice, quoins, flat roof. 1 Contributing.

4041-43 Walnut St.

Henry L. Brown, developer

c.1904

Two, three-and-one-half-story, two-bay, Pompeiian brick, Colonial Revival/Victorian semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include decorative copper bay window and third floor terra cotta window surround for triple windows, arched dormer windows, brick wall patterning. First floor commercial additions. 2 Contributing.

4045 Walnut St.

(a.k.a. 127-131 S. 41st St.)

Henry P. Sloan, developer

c.1873

Three-story, three-bay, stucco, Italianate, detached house with ground floor green house addition. See 4039 Walnut St. for description. 1 Contributing.

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4012 Walnut St.

Carrere & Hastings, architects

c.1909-10

First Church of Christ, Scientist. Two-story, stuccoed, Mission Style/Renaissance Revival church. Elegant Renaissance and Mediterranean-inspired building block with a Greek Cross plan, dominated by a low central dome and four projecting gable-roofed arms of the sanctuary extending in each direction, all with red tile roofs. A formal line of five doorways lead into a shed-roofed vestibule area, each with round arches and keystones, and separated by paired pilasters executed in stucco. Between the sidewalk and church, which is set back, a wide plaza paved with red brick is set in classical patterns. The stately, chaste interior, reflective of the cool, Classical aesthetic favored by the denomination, features a coffered ceiling and cast metal chandeliers by the Tiffany Studios. Excellent example of its style and the work of nationally important architects. 1 Contributing.

4028 Walnut St.

Walter Smedley, architect

c.1900

Two-and-one-half-story, five-bay, brick, Colonial Revival detached house. Distinguishing features include paired columned porch with denticulated cornice, ground floor elliptical arched door and window openings with leaded glass sidelights, second floor stone lintels with keystones, 6/1 sash, brick quoins, denticulated and modillioned cornice, gabled dormers with "gothick" sash, brick and iron fence, front yard, rear concrete block addition. 1 Contributing.

4032-34 Walnut St.

William S. Kimball, developer

c.1898

Two, three/four-story, two-bay, Pompeiian brick Colonial Revival, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include stone and ionic columned porch, triple first floor windows with transoms, two-story bay window, monumental pilasters at corners, modillioned cornice, fourth story mansard on 4034 Walnut with pedimented gable over triple window, stone wall in front of 4032, front yard. 2 Contributing.

One story commercial storefront addition: 4034

4036 Walnut St.

William S. Kimball, developer

c.1898

Addition, c.1930

Sylvia Arms. Three-story, five-bay, brick and stone Art Deco apartment facade in front of two original houses. Distinguishing features include central stone entrance, brick patterning, stone pylons, glass block, flat roof. Top floor of houses as well as side walls highly visible from street. 1 Contributing.

4040-42 Walnut St.

John M. Sharp, developer

c.1895

Two, four-story, three-bay, Queen Anne, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include porch with pedimented entrance (4040), corner turrets, stone lintels and sills, central cross gable with half-arched windows.

Original fences replaced with brick, front yard. Porch balustrades replaced, mansard roof. 2 Contributing.

4044-46 Walnut St.

C. Russell Hinchman, developer

c.1921

Ritz Apartments. Four-story, five-bay, brick, Victorian/Colonial Revival/Mission Style apartment building addition to two Victorian houses. Distinguishing features include stone base with broken pedimented entrance, paired windows with stone sills, paired bracketed cornice, Spanish tile roof. Original houses visible above roof of apartment building and on sides. 1 Contributing.

4048-50 Walnut St.

(a.k.a. 201-211 S. 41st St.)

Empty lot.

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4100 block Walnut Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for brick in front of 4107

Curbs: Granite

4101-07 Walnut St.

(4101 a.k.a. 128-130 S. 41st St.)

William Lanning, Henry M. Boyd, developer

c.1872

Four, three-story, two-bay, Serpentine stone, Second Empire semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include arched double leaf entrance door, 2/2 sash, segmentally arched windows, mansard roof with slate shingles and projecting dormers, iron fences, raised front yard. 4 Contributing.

Three-story front addition with storefront, c. 1910: 4101

Slate roof replaced: 4101, 4105

Porch removed: 4101, 4105, 4107

4109 Walnut St.

Theodore Longstreth, developer

c.1895

Three-story, three-bay, buff diapered brick, Renaissance Revival detached house. Distinguishing features include iron fence, front yard, central entrance porch, two-story bay windows with ornamentation, overhanging bracketed cornice, stained glass windows on all three floors, hipped roof, tall end chimneys. 1 Contributing.

4111 Walnut St.

Wilber Watson and Assoc., Architects

Robert E. Lamb, builder

c. 1925-26

Walnut Hill. Six-story, multi-bay, brick, Renaissance Revival apartment building. Distinguishing features include cast stone base, water table, sills and modillioned cornice, and balustrade on roof, flat roof, metal casements and metal entryway. 1 Contributing.

4113-15 Walnut St.

William S. Kimball, developer

Attributed to George Hewitt, architect

c.1879

Two, three-story, two-bay, brick, Queen Anne, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron railing, front yard, millwork porch, brick patterning and stone decoration, segmentally arched windows, oversized cross gable dormer with paired windows and Furnessian floral ornamentation. 2 Contributing.

Porch balustrade added: 4113, 4115

4117-19 Walnut St.

Edward Shields, developer

William S. Kimball, builder

Attributed to George Hewitt, architect

c.1879

Two, three-story, two-bay, brick, Queen Anne, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include, iron fence, front yard, porch, brick and stone wall decoration, oversized cross gable dormer, with paired windows and Furnessian floral ornamentation. 2 Contributing.

Porch balustrade and deck replaced: 4117

Ground floor commercial storefront addition: 4119

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4100 Walnut St.

(a.k.a. 200 S. 41st St.)

c.1915

Parking lot in front of two story yellow tapestry brick office building. Paired windows, pressed tin work on 41st Street side. 1 Contributing

4102-04 Walnut St.

Henry Brown, developer

c.1870

Two, three-story, two/three-bay stone, Second Empire, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include stone fence, front yard, asymmetrical plan, wood porch, segmentally arched windows, paired bracketed cornice, slate covered bell curve mansard roof with arched dormers. 2 Contributing.

Detailing removed on porch cornice: 4102

Balustrades replaced: 4102, 4104

4106 Walnut St.

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

H.L. Gaw, residence

William S. Kimball, builder

c.1880

Three-and-one-half-story, four-bay, brick, Queen Anne, detached house. Distinguishing features include iron railing, front yard, millwork porch, full length first floor windows, three-story brick bay window, corbelled brick wall patterning, corbelled brick cornice, arched dormer windows. Porch balustrade removed. Tall brick chimneys, slate covered mansard. 1 Contributing.

4130-38 Walnut St.

One-story, multi-bay, red brick, medical offices c. 1920. 1 Contributing.

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4200 block Walnut Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for slate in front of 4200, 4204-4226

Curbs: Granite

4201 Walnut St.

One-story brick store c. 1980. 1 Not contributing.

4203 Walnut St.

One-story brick store c. 1980. 1 Not contributing.

4205 Walnut St.

Empty lot.

4207 Walnut St.

Attributed to Samuel Sloan, architect

c.1860

Three-story, five-bay, stuccoed Italianate, detached house. Distinguishing features include iron railing, raised front yard, porch, full length first floor windows, cast iron decorative window hoods, bracketed cornice, Spanish tile hipped roof. 1 Contributing.

4231-33 Walnut St.

Frank D. Zell, developer

Attributed to Willis Hale, architect

c.1898

Three, four/five-story, two-bay, Pompeiian brick, Colonial Revival/Victorian Eclectic rowhouses in AB pattern. Distinguishing features of A) stone fence, front yard, five storeys, porch with gabled entrance, ground floor paired windows under elliptical arched transom, two-story elliptical copper bay window with swag and garland ornamentation, flemish gable; B) four storeys, porch, paired windows under arched transom windows, second and third floor gothic arched windows, gothic arched window opening under pediment. 3 Contributing.

4237-47 Walnut St.

One story c. 1990 store. Non-contributing.

4249 Walnut St.

J.B. Thompson, developer

Charles Oelschlager, architect

c.1922

Three-story, three-bay, brick, Moderne apartment building. Distinguishing features include metal casement windows, brick wall decoration, glass block, rounded streamlined parapet wall. 1 Contributing.

4251 Walnut St.

(a.k.a. 139-145 S. 43rd St.)

J.B. Thompson, developer

Charles Oelschlager, architect

c.1922

Four-story, three-bay, brick, Classical Revival apartment building. Distinguishing features include cast stone base, cast stone lintels, stone belt course, decorative panels, flat roof. 1 Contributing.

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4200-4226 Walnut St.

Henry C. Gibson, developer

William S. Kimball, builder

Attributed to George Hewitt, architect

c.1879

Fourteen, three-story, two-bay, brick, Queen Anne, semi-detached houses in the AABBBBCCDDDDCC pattern. All have front yards, hipped mansard roofs with tall brick chimneys. Distinguishing features of A) iron fence, full length first floor windows, segmentally arched transom over entrance door, decorative brickwork, bracketed cross gable, and decorative brick chimneys; B) marble and brick facade (4204, 4206), brownstone and brick facade (4208, 4210), iron fence, heavy brick post porches with denticulated cornices, full length first floor windows originally 2/4, segmentally arched transom window over entrance door, decorative stone facade with brick pilasters, paired pedimented dormers, slate roof shingles; C) iron fence, small entrance porch with Eastlakian wood detailing, full length 2/4 sash first floor windows, segmentally arched transom over entrance door, decorative brickwork with bands of stone, stepped cross gable with window; D) iron fence, marble facade, heavy bracketed porches, full length 2/4 first floor windows, decorative stonework with florets over second floor windows, cross gable with twin double-hung windows, slate roof shingles. 14 Contributing.

Door and window openings altered: 4200

Porch removed: 4200, 4202, 4212, 4214, 4216, 4218,

4224 (partial)

Porch infill: 4210

Porch balustrade removed: 4220, 4226

Iron fence removed: 4204, 4206

Slate roof replaced: 4200, 4202, 4204, 4212, 4214, 4218, 4226.

Terra cotta tile mansard roof: 4224 (replaced with red asphalt shingles: 4226)

Slate Sidewalk: 4200, 4204, 4206, 4208, 4210, 4212, 4214, 4216, 4218, 4220, 4222, 4224, 4226

4230 Walnut St.

(a.k.a. 201-209 S. 43 St.)

Felt Brothers, developer

Haverstick - Borthwick Company, builder

Ballinger and Company, architects

c.1928

Originally the Commodore Theater. Single monumental story, seven-bay, Art Deco/Mission/ Classical Revival brick theater building. Distinguishing features include monumental brick recessed arches with door openings and brick pilasters, terra cotta cornice. Presently used as a church. Metal and pebble dash screen at doorway c. 1955. 1 Contributing.

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4300 block Walnut Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete except for slate in front of 4302-4308

Curbs: Granite

4301 Walnut Street

Single story grocery store c. 1960. 1 Not contributing.

4323 Walnut Street

Empty lot.

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4300 Walnut St.

One-story, single-bay, Art Deco commercial building c. 1925. Pull board on roof. 1 Contributing.

4302-4304 Walnut St.

Henry L. Gaw, developer

William S. Kimball, builder

George Hewitt, architect

c.1881

Two, two-and-one-half-story, two-bay, brick, Victorian Eclectic semi-detached house. Distinguishing features include iron fence, front yard, millwork porch, two-story brick bay, terra cotta ornamentation, pedimented cross gable, slate mansard roof. 2 Contributing.

Porch removed: 4304

4306 Walnut St.

Henry L. Gaw, developer

George Hewitt, architect

William S. Kimball, builder

c.1881

Two-and-one-half-story, two-bay, brick, Victorian Eclectic, semi-detached house. Distinguishing features include iron fence, front yard, millwork porch, stone and brick wall decoration, pedimented cross gable with large arched window Substantial terra cotta decoration. 1 Contributing.

Slate roof replaced with asphalt: 4306

4308-10 Walnut St.

Henry L. Gaw, developer

William S. Kimball, builder

c.1881

Two, two-and-one-half-story, two-bay, brick, Victorian Eclectic, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence (4308), front yard, porch, full length first floor windows, second floor semi-circular arched windows with terra cotta dripstones, brick and stone wall decoration, corbelled brick cornice, gabled dormer with paired windows, slate mansard roof. 2 Contributing.

One-story first floor addition: 4310

4312 Walnut St.

Charles W. Budd, developer

c.1890

Three-and-one-half-story, two-bay, brick, Colonial Revival/Victorian detached house. Distinguishing features include front yard, stone base, denticulated porch cornice, second floor three-sided bay window, third floor paired arched windows, corner pilasters, Spanish tile mansard roof with hipped dormer. Porch infilled with brick. 1 Contributing.

4314-24 Walnut St.

(4324 a.k.a. 201-213 S. 44th St.)

Charles W. Budd, developer

c.1907

Six, three-and-one-half-story, single-bay, brick, Colonial Revival/Victorian semi-detached houses. See 4312 Walnut St. for description. 6 Contributing.

Roof tiles replaced with red asphalt on front slope: 4314, 4320

Porch glazed: 4324

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4400 block Walnut Street

4401-11 Walnut St.

(a.k.a. 138-150 S. 44th St.)

State Realty Company, developers and builders

Milligan & Pierson, architects

c.1912

Clermont Apartments. Three story, multi-bay, red tapestry brick, Colonial Revival apartment building. Distinguishing features include decorative terra cotta beltcourses, lintels and sills, projecting two-story bays, terra cotta cornice, brick parapet wall, flat roof. Set-back at 4111. 1 Contributing.

Raised basement storefront: 4401

4413-17 Walnut St.

State Realty Company, developer

Milligan & Pierson, architects

c.1912

Whitehall Apartments. Three-story, six-bay, red brick, Neoclassical apartment building. Distinguishing features include three-story porches with brick posts, stone base, windows flanking central door in each bay, metal cornice, flat roof. 1 Contributing.

4419-29 Walnut St.

Pasquale Teti, developer

Boyd, Abel & Gugert, architects

c.1919

Walnut Court. Three-story, multi-bay, U-shaped, brick, Arts and Crafts apartment building. Distinguishing features include central courtyard entrance, terra-cotta base and decorative features, four gable ends, shed roof projections over central bays, slate covered gabled roofs bays with grouped windows. 1 Contributing.

4431 Walnut St.

(a.k.a. 137-149 S. 45th St.)

Clarence Eaton Schermerhorn, architect

c.1908

Mt. Ephraim Tabernacle Baptist Church. One-story, stucco Mission Revival church. A highly unusual local example of architecture influenced by the Spanish missions of the American southwest, this pairing of worship and Sunday School buildings is dominated by a square sanctuary with a central domed tower and a red tile roof. Both it and the adjacent Sunday School building on 45th Street are finished in white stucco with elaborate, scallop-edged windows with Baroque-inspired surrounds in glazed terra cotta. Two entrance porches, topped with small copper domes, lead to the interior, which is capped by Guastavino tiled vaults and plainly finished in stucco and dark wood. 1 Contributing.

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4400-10 Walnut St.

(4400 a.k.a. 200-216 S. 44th St.)

(4410 a.k.a. 201-213 Buckingham Place)

DeArmond, Ashmead and Bickley, architects

c.1911

G.M. Bricker, builder

Berkeley Apartments. Three, three-story, three-bay, yellow tapestry brick, Neoclassical apartment buildings. Distinguishing features include stone base, full height terra cotta ionic columns with porches, stone lintels and sills. 3 Contributing.

4412-18 Walnut St.

(4412 a.k.a. 200-212 Buckingham Place)

Alban Reid, developer

c.1915

Two, three-story, two-bay, yellow brick, Neoclassical apartment buildings. See 4400-10 for description. 2 Contributing.

4420-22 Walnut St.

(a.k.a. 201-205 S. 45th St.)

Belmont Trust Company Bank, developer

Norman Hulme, architect

c.1928

Monumental, three-bay, stone, Art Deco commercial building. Distinguishing features include oversized steel windows, central octagonal clock. 1 Contributing.

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4500 block Walnut Street

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalks: Concrete

Curbs: Bluestone

4500-4510 Walnut St.

(4500 a.k.a. 200-208 S. 45th St.)

c. 1906

Six, four-story, two-bay Colonial Revival semi-detached houses in a composed grouping following an AABBCC pattern. The characteristics of type A include: orange brick walls, second floor rectangular bays with hipped roof, third floor arched window opening with 1/1 windows and decorative shield. Gargoyles decorate the areas between the windows. Fourth floor tripartite windows, hipped roof, Tudor Revival single story store front addition c. 1920. Type B is characterized by Flemish bond brick walls with darkened headers. Second floor rectangular bays with gabled roof, third floor has 1/1 replacement windows, flat arch lintels with marble keystones, third floor Palladian window set into cross gable. Simple Art Deco limestone storefront addition c. 1927. Type C is characterized by buff brick walls with rusticated banding, second floor rectangular bays with hipped roof. Third floor arched windows with varied voussoir pattern. Fourth floor semi-circular parapet wall or cross gable pierced by single window. Simple Art Deco limestone storefront additions c. 1927. 6 Contributing.

4512-14 Walnut St.

Amos Ellis, architect

C.F. McFadden, builder

c.1906

J. Charles Ruckdesdial, developer

Edward Stonehill, builder

Anderson and Haupt, architects

alterations c.1912

Two, four-story, two-bay, flemish bond brick, Jacobean Revival semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include porch with brick columns, second floor square bay window, limestone lintels and sills, 6/1 window, gable end to street, side bays. 2 Contributing.

Slate tiles removed: 4512, 4514

4516-18 Walnut St.

Amos Ellis, developer

C.F. McFadden, builder

c.1906

J. Charles Ruckdesdial, developer

Edward Stonehill, builder

Anderson and Haupt, architects

alterations c.1912

Two, four-story, two-bay, orange brick, Renaissance Revival semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include porch, second floor three sided bay window, terra cotta cartouches, recessed fourth floor with balcony, stained glass transom windows (4518), 6/1 wooden windows. 2 Contributing.

4520-22 Walnut St.

(4522 a.k.a. 201-213 S. Melville Street)

Amos Ellis, developer

C.F. McFadden, builder

c.1906

J. Charles Ruckdesdial, developer

Edward Stonehill, builder

Anderson and Haupt, architects

alterations c.1912

Two, four-story, two-bay, stuccoed brick, Dutch Renaissance Revival semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include porch, second floor bay window, stone sills and keystones, stepped flemish gable, decorative leader, quoins. 2 Contributing.

4524-38 Walnut St.

(4524 a.k.a. 200-212 S. Melville Street)

(4538 a.k.a. 201-209 S. 46th Street)

A.H. Zullinger, developer

A. Lynn Walker, architect

H.B. Nichols, builder

c. 1911-12

Stoneleigh Court. Four-story, over raised basement, multi-bay, limestone and granite, Romanesque/Medieval Revival apartment building. Distinguishing features include recessed arcade balconies with polished granite columns, metal bay windows, crenellated cornice, parapet walls with false gable ends, wood 1/1 windows, basement windows blocked up, new doors. 1 Contributing.