Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Empty Lot of the Week-- April 30th

Metropolitan Hospital Lot

Bounded by the 8th, Vine, Franklin Streets and the Metroclub Condo

From the Franklin Street/Franklin Square side.
             This right here sure turned out crappy. This shitbag surface lot is just one of many in the area surrounding Franklin Square. With endless auto traffic lining its perimeter, this 40-year-old lot will probably never go away. Nonetheless, there is a small glimmer of hope that it might some time soon.
              Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Old-Ass Building of the Week-- April 29th

The Yamaha City Building

81 Fairmount Avenue

                   I've always wondered about this set of houses that have been combined into one big-ass building. After months of finding bits of info about it here and there, I've finally assembled (most of) its full history. Read about it at the Hidden City Daily!