Posts Tagged ‘Mercantile Library’

Marked Potential: Mercantile Library

Marked Potential: Mercantile Library

January 20, 2016  |  Marked Potential

If buildings could make distress signals the Mercantile Library on Chestnut Street would fill the ears of all in Center City. The once sleek, mid-century modern structure, vacant for 26 years, now sits in a state of slow decay. Interior architect Shila Griffith says the bones of the building are still strong and envisions a co-working space for medical industrial designers with this month's Marked Potential > more

The Fortunate Arrangement

The Fortunate Arrangement

January 24, 2012  |  Found

Memories of the Mercantile Library from an obscure insurance company executive who doubled as first rate essayist > more

Almost Nude

Almost Nude

January 12, 2012  |  Vantage

Ben Leech interviews the architects who will renovate the 1952 Mercantile Library on Chestnut Street, the long-boarded up building that Louis Mumford called one of the best examples of mid-century modern architecture in the nation > more