Halfway between 13th and Juniper Streets, Locust to Chancellor
|Piece of shit #1|
|Piece of fuck # 2|
How do you stay an empty lot for that fucking long? Other empty lots that were long-lived in the area were built on by the end of the 80's... but what the fuck is wrong with these spots if they're still around now? Are they just extremely profitable surface lots or is there something mysterious about them?
The first spot, between 13th/Juniper and Locust/Chancellor, once held mansions of the elite from the extremely brief time period when this stretch was the new cool spot for rich people. Most of the storefront, office, and apartment buildings on the row were once each a single family home. The Library Company and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania are a legacy of that strange period that still exist on the street.
|The Lot in 1916. The C.B. Newbold mansion on the left was only 19 years old but was already boarded up.|
|The College of Physicians during the height of the neighborhood.|
|Towards the end of its life in 1916 as the Free Library HQ.|
|Birth of a luckless lot.|
|The second lot is born. Ignore the interdimensional gateway opening up on the left.|