Back in September, we wondered about 915 S 11th St., the building that once housed the South Philadelphia State Bank. The building, which has been home to Cambridge Spice Trading Co. for many years, appears to be poorly maintained despite its unique appearance and history.
It seems like it would be an outstanding candidate for a condo conversion, and we’re kind of wondering why this hasn’t happened already, given the desirability of Bella Vista.
A reader tipped us off this week that demo has apparently begun at this building, noting the presence of a dumpster and a construction fence.
Anybody have any idea what’s going on here?
This building in the Spring Garden neighborhood was built fairly recently and it looks like nothing we’ve ever seen. Surrounded by rehabbed warehouses, this skinny building sits among several currently vacant lots.
All the way built
A closer look
The building contains two condo units. One has been on the market for more than a year, with 1500 sqft of interior space, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, and listed at $350K. The other unit has never been on the market and is about twice the size. Owner’s unit, we assume?
Numerous homes have been built within a few blocks of this building in recent years, and many of them have the standard Philadelphia row house look, with brick facades and bay windows (yes, many of the bays are stucco). This building…