Demolition Of Tourison’s Hall In Mt. Airy Begins

 

"A demolition crew has begun to tear down the roof of a historic building at 6656-62 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy. | Photo: Jana Shea, for NewsWorks

“A demolition crew has begun to tear down the roof of a historic building at 6656-62 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy. | Photo: Jana Shea, for NewsWorks

  • In Mt. Airy, a team of developers have begun the demolition process of Tourison’s Hall, a 1904 Romanesque Revival that was designated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as contributing to the Colonial Germantown Historic District. NewsWorks gauges neighborhood opinions on the razing and its replacement—due next June—by 28 luxury apartments and 3,800-square-feet of retail, both geared toward young professionals. “This is something positive,” stresses local business owner Jimmie Reed, eager that the four-story mixed use would specifically increase foot traffic on the 6600 block of Germantown Avenue and southern Mt. Airy in general.
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