Friday, May 31, 2013

Lost Building of the Week -- June 4th

People's Trust Company

1133 Arch Street

This old postcard shows a rendering of the building from before it was built.
           Now here's a building from when they knew how to build buildings. The People's Trust Company Building ruled the corner of 12th and Arch for eight decades. Its unusual design and construction made it a marvel in its own time... but that crap didn't matter when the Pennsylvania Convention Center came along to knock it out of existence.
          Read more at Philadelphia Magazine's Property Blog!

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