Another pic from the past

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Here’s another photograph of Philadelphia’s past, plucked from the photo archive at PhillyHistory.org. It’s a building that this still exists, although currently it sits empty and unused. I’ve driven by it many times, always wishing that it would be restored to it’s former beauty. Anyone have any thoughts as to where it might be?

3 Comments so far

  1. anna in philly (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2006 @ 4:08 pm

    i think its on germantown ave….i dont know the name of it though….shame that its unused.


  2. mccracg (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

    Hi Marisa

    It’s the Merchants Exchange, currently managed by the National park Service. Check out the link below.. there’s no funding to move further renovation forward.

    http://www.theprideofphiladelphia.com/ourbeautifulcity/merchantsexchange.html


  3. Marisa (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

    It’s actually not the Merchants Exchange, it’s the former Germantown Hall, on Germantown Ave., just off Chelten Ave. I’m sorry to hear that the Merchants Exchange renovation is currently stuck, though.



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