philadelphia boys choir

It's been a long time coming

We first visted the 1500 block of Parrish Street over five years ago, when we shared the news that the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale planned to buy a warehouse at 1521 Parrish St. and make their home there, moving from a space near Drexel's campus. Part of that plan also included the purchase of what we believe was once a stable at 1533 Parrish St., the demolition of said building, and the creation of a surface parking lot. But alas, that plan never came to fruition, the Boys Choir instead moved to a space near Broad & Spring Garden, 1521 Parrish St. got converted into apartments, and 1533 Parrish St. never got torn down. 

Back in the summer of 2011, we told you that the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale would be making a move from their home in a building on the edge of Drexel's campus to a repurposed warehouse building on the 1500 block of Parrish Street. At the time, it seemed like a nice addition to the eastern end of this up-and-coming neighborhood. But months went by, and nothing seemed to happen.