From the 3000 block of Pennsylvania Street, we have this former four-flat building that is hoping for a better future. Built in the 1900s or early 1910s, it was one among several flats and duplexes built around the intersection of 30th Street, Pennsylvania Street, and Talbott Ave. In 1914, the building contained the homes of Louis Smith, President of W.E. Stevenson & Co Real Estate, Charles Beckett, an actuary for the State Life Insurance Co., Harry Knox, a manager in the auto department of Lyons-Atlas Co., and Clemens Strauss, a lumberman. An interesting mix of middle-class men, and presumably their families, within one building.
Today, many of these multi-unit buildings in the area have been restored, and we hope this unique Greek Revival (I think that is the closest architectural style) building can also see another century of history.
This property is finally for sale….