Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Empty Lot of the Week-- November 13th

Benezet Raspberry Lot

Southeast Corner of Locust and Hutchinson Streets

                 This spot looks pretty innocent but it hasn't seen a building in over 70 years-- and probably will last another 70. This pile of shit snuck its way into existence and has managed to keep itself flat as fuck for a long goddamn time. Could there ever be a future for this lot? All signs point to FUCK NO, except for a historical marker, MAYBE.
                  Read more later today on the Philadelphia Citypaper's Naked City Blog!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Old-Ass Building of the Week-- November 12

223-227 Chestnut

                 What's the deal with this? Though they appear to be two separate buildings, this once-beautiful set of facades have been one combined building for the vast majority of their history. While literally everything within sight of 223-227 Chestnut has been renovated, updated, or upgraded, this building sits boarded up and unused in one of the city's most tourist-exposed areas. On top of that, the origin of the two original buildings is spotty at best.
               Read more at the Hidden City Daily!