Preservation

40th Street Church Site Construction Geared to Resto Use

September 26, 2011 | by Rachel Hildebrandt

Legend Properties

Demolition of the Fortieth Street ME Church, at 40thand Sansom Streets, will happen by year’s end.

Owner P&A Associates has altered the plan slightly. The earlier vanilla box with a tall glass facade has become a vanilla box with masonry skin and glass openings. It will contain four commercial spaces ranging in size from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet. Each of the spaces will be equipped with space for outdoor seating and restaurant ventilation infrastructure.

Legend Properties has assumed the responsibility of marketing the site. For more information, check out Legend Properties’ website.

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About the Author

Rachel Hildebrandt Rachel Hildebrandt, a graduate of PennDesign, is a native Philadelphian who is passionate about the changing city she inhabits. Before beginning her graduate studies in historic preservation with a focus on policy, Rachel obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and co-authored two books, The Philadelphia Area Architecture of Horace Trumbauer (2009) and Oak Lane, Olney, and Logan (2011). She currently works as a senior program manager at Partners for Sacred Places.

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