Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Empty Lot of the Week-- November 27th

Unwashed Lot of Wash West

205-209 S. 12th Street

What a sad-looking piece of fuck.
                 This is one of those empty lots that doesn't seem like that big of a deal... its small, its mid-block. Nonetheless, after walking/biking/driving/canoeing past this lot day after day, it grates at your nerves. This is a high-density area-- why should there be such a shitty surface parking lot here? Worst yet, why should there be a shitty surface parking lot here for SEVENTY-FOUR YEARS!?!?!
                Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Old-Ass Building of the Week-- November 26th

Charlton Yarnall House

235 South 17th Street

                   At the northeast corner of 17th and Locust sits and office building like no other, tucked behind a canopy of trees. This is one of those beasts that gets overshadowed by its neighbors and goes unnoticed despite being an incredibly beautiful structure. The stonework... the stained-glass... the facade. Once you discover this one, you can't look away.
                 Read more at the Hidden City Daily!