UP on the Roof

We have recently told you of the work on the Civil War-era train shed at Broad and Carpenter Streets in South Philadelphia. Work continues as roofers scrape away the 20th Century modifications revealing what the building once was in the 19th Century.Eventually this is supposed to be part of a retail/apartment structure that will dominate the Northwest corner of Broad and Washington Avenue stretching up to Broad and Carpenter.

A&A Food Corp.This is the way the train shed looked for decades. It was a shabby industrial building sitting on a trash-strewn parking lot. There is usually a resistance to change, but this will be for the better. The train shed will live on, and the block won’t be a vacant eyesore.

Stay tuned!

This entry was posted in Blast from the Past, Looking South, Philadelphia and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to UP on the Roof

  1. Old NFO says:

    One wonders how long it will take…

  2. Joe_Williams says:

    Not long compared to the endless back and forth of what will be done with the property.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.