Permits have been filed for the demolition of two adjacent three-story buildings at 3246 and 3248 Kensington Avenue in Harrowgate, Kensington. Both structures once housed retail at the ground floor, with a hair salon as the latest tenant at number 3248, and were vacated some time in the early 2010s. KCT Properties is the listed owner.
The two structures are located on the north side of Kensington Avenue, facing the elevated Market-Frankford SEPTA line. The pair stands isolated, situated between two large, fenced-in vacant lots. Both share a similar design, with ornate bay windows at the upper levels.
Less than a five-minute walk toward the southwest from the property is the Allegheny Station at the corner of East Allegheny Avenue and Kensington Avenue. The 89 bus also runs along the avenue, with the closest stop located at the corner of Kensington Avenue and H Street.