|What a great spot.|
Though this building has been at the southeast corner of Broad and Walnut for over 100 years, this storefront was created when the Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company took over the building in the 1950s and mangled the shit out of it under the designs of Thalheimer & Weitz, known destroyers of Gilded Age awesomeness (ask Chestnut East). The first tenant was a Horn & Hardart location that lasted all the way until the company left Philly in 1982.
|The Horn & Hardart right before it opened. PhillyHistory.org|
|The storefront in 2009 via the Google Streetview Time Machine|
|The blueprint. Metro Commercial|