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Old Posted Nov 30, 2006, 6:41 AM
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Originally Posted by volguus zildrohar
clubbster took all the good ones.
Actually, a few more faves that I missed.

Post Office
At 10th and Market to Chestnut, replaced by the deco Robert C. Nix Federal building. Which is probably better.

Arcade Building
Another Furness building, which was on S Penn Sq., and attached to Broad St station, now open space and streets next to City Hall. Looks huge in this picture, but it was actually pretty narrow.

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station
Yet another Furness station, at 24th and Chestnut.

Old US Mint Building
Built in 1883, and superseded in 1901. There were plans to turn it into a library, but replaced by the Widener building.

Central High School
At Broad and Green, built 1900 with own observatory, now Ben Franklin High School, but building replaced by 60's institutional meh-ness.

Horticultural Hall
Perhaps my favorite - an Italianate palazzo on Broad between Spruce and Locust, by Frank Miles Day. Lasted under 25 years, and demolished in 1917 for the also glorious Academy of Music Theater.

Bank buildings on Chestnut
There were a huge number of elaborate bank buildings on Chestnut St between 2nd and 5th, many of which were demolished in the 50's and 60's. Including one of Frank Furness' strangest works on the right. Most of the ones pictured were replaced by the icky faux-something Omni Hotel.

Last edited by clubbster; Nov 30, 2006 at 7:38 AM.
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