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Identification

The Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Hotel, The Ben
Benjamin Franklin House
137628

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
brick
limestone
applied masonry
yes

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

822-840 Chestnut Street
101-121 South 9th Street, 819-843 Sansom Street
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
2011

Involved Companies


Horace Trumbauer
Warren Powers Laird

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark
  • Business center is available
  • Exercise facility is available
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