Monday, February 20, 2012

Old-Ass Building of the Week-- February 20th

The St. James Apartment House (aka St. James Hotel, aka St. James House, aka Walnut Square Apartments)

201 South 13th Street

                     They sure don't make 'em like this anymore. Look how beautiful this little building is, even after being mangled up by countless alterations and tarnished by neglect. This is the building that launched Horace Trumbauer into the highrise world. Once one of the most prominent buildings in the city, this masterpiece has fallen into obscurity.
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GroJLart, King of Philadelphia and France

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful and timeless building! I cannot believe they have let it go like this! She reminds me a lot of her larger neighbour the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel as well as NYC's Plaza! Truly a beautiful piece, one of Trumbauer's finest works! :) Thank-you for posting this!!!