Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Tip from...Detroit?

When L&I doesn't scramble to raze every shell for a few parking spaces, some amazing things can be done with our aging architecture. Detroit's Lucien Moore House was restored as part of an HGTV project.

Brush Park's Lucien Moore House prior to restoration.

The Lucien Moore House after restoration.

Many other Brush Park and midtown mansions have been restored by private developers and converted into condos and apartment buildings.

Philadelphia City Council Members who look after Overbrook, Mantua, and North Philadelphia's vast wasteland of decaying grandeur could learn a thing or two from a city that typically makes us look pretty good by comparison.

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