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Benjamin Franklin House

Identification

Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin Hotel, The Ben
137628

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
brick
limestone

Usage

rental apartments

Facts

  • This was the last of the great Philadelphia hotels built before the Depression. It was reconfigured into 412 renter-occupied housing units in 1990.
  • The building is E-shaped, with a flat east side and three wings pointing toward the west.
  • It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

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More Information

Location

819-843 Sansom Street,
101-121 South 9th Street
822-840 Chestnut Street
834 Chestnut Street
19107
U.S.A.

Technical Data

222.00 ft
220.00 ft
200.00 ft
18
1923
1925
1990

Involved Companies

Design Architect:

Associate Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

general contractor

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark