Student Housing Developers Threaten Iconic West Philly Block

 

“The 2600 block of Lancaster Avenue, in Powelton Village, has been targeted for destruction. Many of the city's older buildings are being razed and replaced with student housing.” | Photo: Clem Murray, for The Inquirer

“The 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue, in Powelton Village, has been targeted for destruction. Many of the city’s older buildings are being razed and replaced with student housing.” | Photo: Clem Murray, for The Inquirer

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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. Hello, there is a meeting about the 3600 block of Lancasater ave tonight. Would you be able to post about it? The details are on West Philly Local. the meeting is at 6:00 PM at 3500 Lancaster Community Education Center’s Meeting House Theatre. Thanks.

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