Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Empty Lot of the Week-- February 19th

Chinatown College of Pharmacy Lot

139 North 10th Street/ 100 Block of North Hutchinson Street

From the Hutchinson Street side.
                        Here's another Chinatown lot that doesn't make any goddamn sense. Though its actually three lots combined, the center property on this location has been a surface parking lot for over 70 years. Though mostly hidden by buildings, any empty space in Chinatown becomes extremely conspicuous, due to the rest of the neighborhood's crowded nature.
                       Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Old-Ass Building of the Week-- February 18th

Greenhouse Market

1324 Chestnut Street

               This little building, kind of boring today, used to be a kick-ass trust company HQ. Wait 'til you see the Dead-Ass Proposal for an addition to it! Read more at the Hidden City Daily! Here's a pic of it's original configuration:

Its all the way to the right.