130 South Juniper Street
|Holy Fucking Facade!|
Here's another one of those buildings that people spread goofy rumors about. Literature claims that it was the first highrise in the city. Bullshit. Future Lost Building of the Week the Betz Building was built 7 years earlier, is 6 storeys taller, and isn't even the first one! It's also not the oldest surviving highrise in the city. The Divine Lorraine and the Stephen Girard Building are older.
That doesn't stop this Behemoth of of Giant Ballsacks from being old as fuck. This building is so ancient that when it was built, it was the tallest building on Walnut Street.
|I'm huge!! Image from the watermark.|
|John Huston with a pissed-off look on his face.|
|Impossible to see it from this view in the present.|
The statues from the facade aren't dead, they now decorate the courtyard of the Presbyterian Historical Society. You can look at individual images of the facade details and statues here. What a great buiding... too bad we couldn't save others from its time period that were just as cool. Here's some pics:
|1901. The Witherspoon towers over everyone.|
|Cool statue of Moses when it was standing outside the 8th floor. From what it says in the watermark.|
|1959. Covered in crud shortly before a facade restoration/cool statue removal in 1962. From the watermark.|
|One last look at the super-kick-ass facade. Click to see even more details!|