Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Empty Lot of the Week-- August 6th

Reading-Inquirer Lot

East Side of 16th Street between Callowhill and Hamilton Streets

As seen from 16th and Callowhill
                     This is one sad empty lot. It has changed over and over again through the decades, but has remained a depressed piece of shit every time. This surface parking lot has gone through so many reincarnations and transformations that they become hard to keep track of. Yet for the last 150 years or so, this lot hasn't had one bit of luck.
                   Read more about it at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Old-Ass Building of the Week-- August 5th

Brown & Bailey Box Factory

410 North Franklin Street

Photo by Brad Maule
                  I've always wondered about this old-timey facade that doesn't face a street, but a parking lot. Found out more at the Hidden City Daily!