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Tower Proposal Looks to Continue the Boom on Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street is in the middle of quite the renaissance. While some are looking to protect the future of its architectural gems of yesteryear, others […]


Morning Headlines: The ‘Quest’ to Preserve Four Beauties on Chestnut Street

We all know that Chestnut Street, river to river, is seeing a major resurgence these days. Shopping, residential, street improvements: you name it, it’s happening. […]


Reduced: Semi-Steampunk Unit in Washington Square West

Get in early on the Chestnut East renaissance with Unit H at 720 Chestnut Street. First listed in September for $539,000, the spacious Washington Square West unit […]


Michael Ryan to Sell Mercantile Library: Photos, Renderings Galore

It’s no surprise that architect Michael Ryan would have purchased the Mercantile Library at 1021 Chestnut; built in 1952 by Martin, Stewart & Noble, the […]

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Scientologists’ Disregard of Philadelphia Architectural Treasure Goes International

The building owned by the Church of Scientology at 1312-1314 Chestnut — 57,720 square feet on a 38′ x 103′ lot — was originally home to […]