Friday, May 17, 2013


           After an 8 month hiatus, Lost Building of the Week is back!!! They will be hosted by the Philadelphia Magazine's Property Blog!

Northern National Bank

2300 Germantown Avenue

Holy crap!!! Image from the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
            The worst kind of lost building is one that survives and keeps on truckin', only to get unceremoniously demolished in the end. This, the Northern National Bank, is the quintessential exemplar of this phenomenon. A building that kicked ass all over the place until getting ripped the f down like a rotten old wooden shed.
            Read more at the Philadelphia Magazine's Property Blog!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Empty Lot of the Week-- May 14th

Hidden Grasshit Lot

Northeast Corner of Spruce Street and 38th Parallel Place

            This pile of dirt and grass is NOT part of the Korean War Memorial Park to the north and east. This is a straight-up empty lot that's managed to stay hidden due to all the open space around it, disguised as part of the surrounding park and plaza. Empty for over 50 years, this shitty patch of fuck has witnessed the entire history of our great city.
           Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Old-Ass Building of the Week-- May 13th

Kaplan Career Institute Philadelphia Campus

3000 Market

                  Here's a building that's manage to stick it out while all its brothers have fallen away. This relic of the industrial past of University City has stayed in continuous use since 1907. Read more about it at the Hidden City Daily!