5168 Keystone Street, Shingle Style Gem

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Below-circa August of 1908

Look at those roofs. This 1890s Shingle Anne style home really shines, or could. Much of Lawrenceville is Second Empire, Italianate style, so these properties add great variety and visual interest to the 10th Ward.  Being on a main street in higher Lawrenceville, the demolition of this house would look terrible and hurt future property values (compared to being renovated vs. any other removal and replacement option).

This particular property pulls from various elements of Shingle style, such as the massive gable that makes the unique roof shape (pulled from Queen Anne style and a signature of Shingle) and originally accented with a spindled gable ornament. This is a uniquely American style, only found in the Northeast, built between 1880-1900. Chances are the interior hardware contains traces of Eastlake design, after the English furniture designer, Charles Eastlake.


Please rescue this house from Epiphany Property Management before the city rips it down this spring.

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123 43rd Street 1860s Grand Dame

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This highly endangered home is slated for immediate demolition. Bulk-purchaser of slums, Penn Pioneer Enterprises has purchased this home and claims to have plans for renovation, regardless of the immediate demolition lean on the property. There is no evidence to support their claims, nor do they have a great track record in Lawrenceville for flipping homes. They are willing to part with the property for cash as of yet undisclosed.

This Second Empire, Italianate Style home is a classic grand dame of the Ninth Ward. Losing such a great property would adversely impact the quality of the block. Not to mention this house is huge and has off-street parking on 43 1/2 Street.

Please contact Penn Pioneer to purchase the home before it gets demolished.


179, 184 and 186 34th Street

These 1880s brick row houses are slated for demolition by the city. Losing them would be a travesty to the neighborhood. At one point, during the height of the industrial revolution, this property was a boarding house for 64 factory workers and had a tavern. The beds were never cold as one worker would wake for his shift, another would take his place on the cot. The tavern was no doubt privy to much discussion about politics, workers rights, immigration and various other issues facing the people of it’s day.

The window dressing and overdoor (the white parts) are cut stone, character that can never be replaced.

Please fall in love with these properties, the neighborhood sells itself.

179 34th Street – Current Owners

184 34th Street – Current Owners

186 34th Street – Current Owners