Permits have been filed for the demolition of a two-story rowhouse at 828 Brooklyn Street in Belmont, West Philadelphia. The prewar single-family dwelling spans 1,200 square feet and sits on the west side of a block located between Parrish Street and Ogden Street. The property is owned by Lina Monfiston and will be demolished as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. Thomas Curran is the specified contractor. The cost of work is listed at $13,862.
The demolition will expose the lot walls on two adjacent rowhomes built with a similar design as the structure that will be demolished. Covering the lot walls with stucco and seeding the lot for erosion control is included as part of the work.
Lancaster Avenue, a major local thoroughfare with numerous small businesses and the 10 trolley and 43 bus, sits two blocks to the west. The site sits within a five- to ten-minute walking distance from several schools: the Martha Washington School, Belmont Charter School, Belmont Academy Charter School, and the Crossroads Accelerated Academy.