The developer is preserving the exterior of this grand home, while converting the inside to several apartments.

Row House TLC
Saving A Grand Victorian Home in West Philadelphia

William Penn designed Philadelphia to be a green and spacious city where everyone would have a lawn. Of course, sometimes the best laid plans can go terribly awry. Penn couldn't have anticipated what would happen when the city blossomed into a major urban center of the New World. The once spacious plots were divided, again and again, into ever-shrinking bits and pieces of property. Attached housing was the natural progression of urban architecture because it maximizes the small spaces but without formal building codes, people seemed to build row houses where ever they would fit even if that meant putting a row inside a block of other row houses so that you would have to pass through a passage through other peoples' homes to get to your house.

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