A Colorful Past
During a 2019 renovation of this property, the brick
was stripped to reveal 175+ years of paint shades and
reconstruction. The paint colors represent original
construction and years of evolution, while those with
little to no paint are areas of reconstruction or
additions to the dwelling.
Local historians believe this property dates back to the
1830s. However, the first deed on record has the home
selling to Sarah Todd in 1852 for twelve hundred dollars.
In the early 1900's this home and others on the block
functioned as servants' quarters for the wealthy
residents of Pine, Spruce, and Delancey Streets.
A portion of the property operated as a fish yard and
grocery store in 1948.
During the early 1960's an Italian woman architect
stylized the Interior and exterior in Art Deco fashion
and converted it to a duplex.
Over the years, this property has been inhabited
by many vibrant Philadelphians- An architect, a
developer, a designer, and an award winning
song writer and producer.
Submitted by @MaggieSollmann