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Benjamin Franklin House

Identification

Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin Hotel, The Ben
137628

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
brick
limestone

Usages

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.
  • It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
  • The building is E-shaped, with a flat east side and three wings pointing toward the west.

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Location

834 Chestnut Street
19107
Center City East
Center City
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

Technical Data

222.00 ft
220.00 ft
200.00 ft
18
1923
1925
1990

Involved Companies


Horace Trumbauer
Warren Powers Laird
general contractor

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark