204 S. 12th St. Aerial Rendering

448 Units + Commercial Planned for Historic Property in the Gayborhood

Back in 2019, the Camac Baths building at 204 S. 12th St. was nominated to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, two years after being acquired by Midwood Investment & Development, a national real estate development firm. The Camac Baths was deemed historically significant because of its first Jewish and then gay and bisexual clientele. Read more about 448 Units + Commercial Planned for Historic Property in the Gayborhood[…]

Midtown-II-Diner

14-Story Hotel Replacing Midtown II Restaurant in Center City

The Midtown II Restaurant closed up shop at 11th and Sansom in 2016 after 32 years in business. The owner blamed the publication of health code violations for a steep drop in business, which forced the diner to close. This closing was definitely a loss for old Philadelphia. The Midtown II’s 24-hour service and retro Read more about 14-Story Hotel Replacing Midtown II Restaurant in Center City[…]

1208-chestnut-st-Hamilton-and-Diesinger

49 Unit Mixed-Use Building Replacing Decimated Old Building in the Gayborhood

The building at 1208 Chestnut St. once stood proudly at 8 stories tall and housed the offices and retail storefront of the Hamilton and Diesinger silver company. In 1942, a fire decimated the building and the top 5 floors were removed. The second floor has remained stucco’d over with only the third floor giving a Read more about 49 Unit Mixed-Use Building Replacing Decimated Old Building in the Gayborhood[…]