Beury Building Coming To A Sheriff’s Sale Near You

 

Photo: Ethan Wallace

Photo: Ethan Wallace

  • Property’s Liz Spikol says the massive, dilapidated  Beury Building at North Broad & Germantown Ave “will go up for Sheriff’s Sale on August 5. Mind you, it’s had liens on it since 2011 and could have gone to Sheriff’s Sale well before now, but that’s Philadelphia for you.” For Ethan Wallace’s photo tour and write-up of the Beury for Hidden City, click HERE.
  • The Fairmount Park Conservancy honors its longtime chairman today with the official dedication of Belmont Plateau’s John K. Binswanger (of the Binswanger real estate services company) Grove of Park Champions, itself a site where fellow park stewards (since beginning in 2012, Ryan Howard, Ron Jaworski, Billie Jean King, and Patricia Kind) are honored with their own tree. According to a press release, “the grove today contains seven trees:  three Green Mountain Sugar Maples, two Sweetgums and two Swamp White Oaks, in addition to a plaque explaining the Grove and a bench that is located at the southern end of the Grove with a spectacular view of the city.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. Beury Building. Hey taggers you missed a spot, you brain dead morons. Remember going to the Beury just once. To register for the draft in the late 50’s. If I ever visit Philly again, I doubt I would recognize any of it.

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