Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Empty Lot of the Week-- March 5th

Asbury Penn Lot

3311-3359 Chestnut Street

            What the fuck, man? The University of Pennsylvania was actually using buildings on this lot, but then fucked it all up! How the hell does that happen? Though there are plans to make this lot better, for now, it remains an asphalt ocean of shitslices consisting of two different surface parking lots.
             Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Old-Ass Building of the Week-- March 4th

Keystone Battery, Battery A

4111 Mantua Ave

                Created in 1861, the Keystone Battery started as a volunteer infantry company and later formed into a light artillery battery. After fighting many battles in the Civil War, the unit moved back to Philadelphia and re-organized themselves and was accepted into the Pennsylvania National Guard.      
              Read more at the Hidden City Daily!