In Queen Village


It's a profoundly odd thing that the southwest corner of 3rd & Christian has been sitting vacant for over a decade. After all, Queen Village is a highly desirable neighborhood where new construction homes, such as they're built, are selling for seven figures on most blocks. But the past and

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Kauffman Render

It's as easy to miss Kauffman Street as it is to misspell its name (we keep forgetting that second 'f'). For those unfamiliar, Kauffman Street is an east-west street that's just south of Catharine. It's one of those baby streets that comes and goes across the city, running in Queen

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The historic Queen Village neighborhood is home to all sorts of architectural treasures, but it's also got its share of clunkers. Firmly in the latter category are a pair of one-story homes on the southeast corner of 3rd & Montrose. From what we can tell, this property once contained four

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Maybe two years ago, we drew your gaze to 715 E. Passyunk Ave., a triangular parcel created by Passyunk Avenue blazing its diagonal path into 5th Street. We shared a little history of this 1,100 sqft property, noting that it was used as a gas station back in the day, and featured a

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For many decades, the northwest corner of 5th & Bainbridge was home to a business called John C Paul and Sons, a family owned retail/wholesale paper goods company. The business closed its doors back in 2012, and about a year later we told you that developers Atrium Design had purchased the building,

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The restaurant Bridget Foy's operated at the corner of 2nd & South since 1978, a constant in the sea of changing urban landscape. Sadly, a 2017 electrical fire severely damaged the building out of which the restaurant operated, thanks to a combination of fire, smoke, and water. The fire was not

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It feels to us like we've been fixated on the property at 718-24 S. 2nd St. for a long time, and this feeling has a fairly strong basis in reality- we've covered it at least five times over the years, starting way back in 2011. At that time, the property was sitting

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In the 1960s, the City condemned four square blocks between 3rd and 5th Streets, Christian Street and Washington Avenue, to establish the Southwark Public Housing Project. As we've told you previously, PHA built three towers here, ultimately demolishing two of them in the early 2000s and constructing a couple hundred

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When the Emanuel German Lutheran Church appeared on the corner of 4th & Carpenter in 1869, the neighborhood looked a little different than it does today. First and most obviously, Carpenter Street ran past the building, uninterrupted. Trains rumbled down Washington Avenue. A large coal yard operated around the corner. And the

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The South Street/Headhouse commercial corridor is one of the most vibrant in town, attracting local residents, tourists, and area teenagers alike for its eclectic mix of stores and restaurants. More than most corridors that come to mind, it feels like this one has undergone a number of identity shifts over

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