Monthly Archives: August 2011

3412 and 3414 Haverford Street

Although these two adjoining properties are technically in Mantua, they have been nominated because of their historical significance. Because of their type of architecture, it has been determined by the nominator that this building group is the oldest wood clad … Continue reading

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Building Spotlight: Hawthorne Hall

Photo Credit: Jas Mundie Hawthorne Hall is a large building on a main thoroughfare– at 3849 Hamilton Street where it intersects with Lancaster Ave, which is recorded as the first road opened in West Philadelphia. Hawthorne Hall was built in … Continue reading

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4314 Pine Street

This home is located on 43rd and Pine. It dates from 1889 and it is in the Classical Revival style, in keeping with the other homes on the block. It was nominated because¬†”the front porch is collapsing and there are … Continue reading

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St. Peter’s Church of Christ- 1200 S. 47th Street

St. Peter’s Church of Christ is located on 47th and Kingsessing. These shots focus on the back of the building, which has windows that are badly damaged.

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The Rotunda- 4014 Walnut Street

The Rotunda has just been nominated to the Endangered Properties List. ( An aerial shot of the Rotunda on 40th and Walnut, from universitycity.org) A full history of the Rotunda was found on their website: “Built in 1911 as a … Continue reading

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Zion Hill Baptist Church

  Built by the architect George Savage who lived three blocks down, this church dates between 1909 and 1932, according to the Philadelphia Historical and Museum Commission Database. It is in the Gothic Revival and Art Deco style, and is … Continue reading

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5126 Baltimore Ave- Wayland Memorial Baptist Church

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5047 Spruce Street- Home of the architect George Savage

This is one time home of Philadelphia architect George Savage, nominated because of his prominent position in the community’s historical development. According to Philadelphia ¬†Buildings and Architects, Savage designed over 300 churches during his lifetime and was “succeeded in his … Continue reading

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