Tun Tavern Reconstruction
109 Spruce Street
|Old conjectural drawing of Tun Tavern superimposed (badly) onto the site of the proposed project.|
In last week's Empty Lot of the Week, I examined a dirty pile of empty land at the corner of Spruce Street and 38th Parallel Place
, between Front and Second. At the end, I appealed to the sky for an answer as to why the city has been sitting on this space for the last 40 years without nary a sign of life, besides a brand new sidewalk that was just installed--the first one this lot has ever had! In the comments section of that piece, Philaphile Bob Bruhin brought up the fact that a re-build of the legendary Tun Tavern was once set to happen here but never happened. A Dead-Ass Proposal!
Read all about it at the Philadelphia Citypaper's Naked City Blog