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.
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.