Monthly Archives: July 2011

1103 and 1105 South 47th Street

These adjoining structures are on the corner of 47th and Chester and were built in 1915. The building is obviously abandoned. The windows are boarded up, there is a significant amount of deterioration on the front facade, the paint on … Continue reading

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4824 Baltimore Ave- the New Mariposa Co-op Building

4824 Baltimore Ave has been nominated because it is an interesting case of the “revival of an abandoned building.” Formerly a bank, and then the site of the Beulah Tabernacle church, 4824 Baltimore has been purchased to be the site … Continue reading

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4224 Spruce Street

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4224 Spruce Street is the home connected to the UC Arts League right near the intersection of 43rd and Spruce. It is a single family home, about 4200 square feet, and it was recently purchased on March 21st, 2011. It … Continue reading

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4112 Spruce Street- Miss Gordon’s School

Built in 1867, this unit of a row of stone and terra cotta homes is most famous for being the site of Miss Gordon’s School for Girls. Active during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Christ Memorial Church- 4233 Chestnut Street

( Photo: Ayumi Sakamoto) This church, a crumbling, beautiful stone structure at 43rd and Chestnut has been vacant since 2004. Described by Robert Morris Skaler in his book, West Philadelphia, he mentions that the “Church’s great tower stands like a … Continue reading

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3727 Baring Street

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This historic church is on the corner of 38th and Baring and was nominated by two different people. It is currently owned by a real estate company, who rented it out this July to the Catalyst for Change Church. According … Continue reading

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3511 Hamilton Street

3511 Hamilton Street is a 3650 square foot, single family, owner occupied home, which has been owned by Roberta Young and Dale Adams since about 1978. Although it is currently occupied, the nominator of the property has suggested that the … Continue reading

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3415 Hamilton Street

3415 Hamilton Street is a case of private abandonment. The property has been owned since 1978 by Mae Caleb , a physician of internal medicine who practices in Swarthmore, PA and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. The building is … Continue reading

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3619 Baring Street

(Photo: Trulia) Built in 1881, this 5, 500 square foot single family home is a two story Gothic Revival Victorian made of granite stone. According to the Inventory of Buildings in Powelton, it is a “slate shingled mansard” with “pierced … Continue reading

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3204 and 3206 Summer St.

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3204 and 3206 Summer Street have been nominated by George Poulin, who has noted that  ”Summer and Winter Streets have seen dramatic disinvestment and deterioration over the past 10-15 years.”  3204 and 3206 were purchased by Drexel University in 2006  and … Continue reading

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