A reader checked in recently, wondering about 2337 and 2339 Pennsylvania Ave., two vacant lots near the Ben Franklin Parkway. According to this individual, the lots have looked like this for the two decades he’s lived in the neighborhood. Because we love a good mystery and hate unused vacant land, we figured it would be a good idea to investigate.

The lots

According to public record, 2337-41 Pennsylvania Ave. is owned by Joseph J. Murphy, who purchased the property in 1973. The parcel, which is over 4,700 sqft in size, includes (more…)