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Old 01-30-2019, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia Pa
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Hey all,
Does anyone know where one can find information on old school buildings that have since closed? There are two in my neighborhood (they're both on E. Moyamensing Ave - one on the 1600 block and other at the corner of the 1300 block) that have been closed for at least five or more years. I think one was recently purchased and is being redeveloped into condos, but I can't find any info on it. The other I believe remains sitting vacant. From what I understand, turn of the century schools and hospitals are the most difficult buildings to rehab into living quarters due to small rooms with short ceilings, solid construction between rooms, lack of plumbing, wiring, etc... into each room. I don't know if any of this is accurate, it's just what I've heard. Regardless, I can't seem to find any info on these buildings, but would be curious to know if there is a specific site that lists these.
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:33 PM
 
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Hey all,
Does anyone know where one can find information on old school buildings that have since closed? There are two in my neighborhood (they're both on E. Moyamensing Ave - one on the 1600 block and other at the corner of the 1300 block) that have been closed for at least five or more years. I think one was recently purchased and is being redeveloped into condos, but I can't find any info on it. The other I believe remains sitting vacant. From what I understand, turn of the century schools and hospitals are the most difficult buildings to rehab into living quarters due to small rooms with short ceilings, solid construction between rooms, lack of plumbing, wiring, etc... into each room. I don't know if any of this is accurate, it's just what I've heard. Regardless, I can't seem to find any info on these buildings, but would be curious to know if there is a specific site that lists these.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...f_Philadelphia
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