Currently owned by the Church of Scientology, the vertical lines of the windows on a towering facade barely the width of two townhouses carry your eyes to a rooftop fit for an alien spacecraft's landing pad.
But in all seriousness, while the controversial church will undoubtedly face neighborly opposition, the organization has money and is known for meticulously restoring their historic buildings around the world. If L. Ron Hubbard's followers want to contribute to Chestnut's renaissance - and Philadelphia's weirdness - I won't stand in their way.
Check Philadelphia Freedom Org for renderings.
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