Old City Orange Façade To Be Preserved


Barton Partners

National Products redux | Rendering: Barton Partners, via Plan Philly

  • Just north of Elfreth’s Alley, Plan Philly says that a collection of developers has received permission from the Historical Commission to build a six-story mixed-use in the place of the distinctively orange-tiled National Products. The tiles are to be reused in the new design from Barton Products. Old City resident Joe Schiavo–formerly of the Old City Civic Association–feels that overall design is lacking, a far-cry from the sophistication offered in the four “nearly identical” previous proposals for the site since 2003.
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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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