Category Archives: Unlisted

Unlisted: A. Pomerantz & Co.

Written and drawn by Ben Leech Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting unique Philadelphia buildings not yet listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.  To learn how to protect a building by nominating it to the Register, click here. Address: 1525 Chestnut Street Architect: Simon & Bassett Built: 1916 This edition of Unlisted will linger a […]

Unlisted: S.S. Kresge Co.

Written and drawn by Ben Leech Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting unique Philadelphia buildings not yet listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.  To learn how to protect a building by nominating it to the Register, click here. Address: 1520-22 Chestnut Street; 1521-23 Sansom Street Architect: Silverman & Levy Built: 1934 This  little Art […]

Unlisted: West Philadelphia Title and Trust

Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting Philadelphia buildings not yet listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.  To learn how to protect a building by nominating it to the Register, click here. Address: 4000 Lancaster Avenue Architect: Walter Smedley Built: 1897 How is this stately bank building on the corner of Lancaster and […]

From the Inbox

Back in July, our Unlisted series featured the former Schlichter Jute Cordage Works factory (click here to view the original post).  We just got the following note in response, and wanted to share.  Thank you, Mr. Casale, for a wonderful mystery solved! Dear Ben Leech/ Preserve Philly/field notes, my name is Cody Casale, the grandson […]

Unlisted: Horn & Hardart

Written and drawn by Ben Leech Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting Philadelphia buildings not yet listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.  To learn how to protect a building by nominating it to the Register, click here. Address: 6828 Market Street, Upper Darby Architect: Ralph Bencker Built: c.1930 Standing just beyond the Philly […]

Unlisted: Saint Rita of Cascia

Written and drawn by Ben Leech Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting Philadelphia buildings not yet listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.  To learn how to protect a building by nominating it to the Register, click here. Address: 1154-62 South Broad Street Architect: George Lovatt Built: 1907 Of the thousands of historic church […]

Unlisted: Overseas Motor Works

Written and drawn by Ben Leech Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting Philadelphia buildings not yet listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.  To learn how to protect a building by nominating it to the Register, click here. Address: 1501 Fairmount Avenue Architect: Unknown Built: Unknown (c.1930s) What ancient art deco civilization left […]

Unlisted: Sound of Market

Written and drawn by Ben Leech Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting Philadelphia buildings not yet listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.  To learn how to protect a building by nominating it to the Register, click here. Address: 15-21 S. 11th Street Architect: Sauer & Hahn? William Steele & Sons? Built: 1912 […]

Unlisted: Schlichter Jute Cordage Works

Written and drawn by Ben Leech Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting Philadelphia buildings not yet listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.  To learn how to protect a building by nominating it to the Register, click here. Address: 2155 Castor Avenue Architect: Unknown Built: c.1858 Buildings like the former Schlichter Jute Cordage […]

Unlisted: Robinson’s

Written and drawn by Ben Leech Unlisted is a series of portraits highlighting Philadelphia buildings not yet listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.  To learn how to protect a building by nominating it to the Register, click here. Address: 1020 Market Street Architect: Victor Gruen and Elsie Krummeck Built: 1946 The former Robinson […]