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
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.
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
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
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
( 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
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
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
(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 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