Permits have been filed for the demolition of a three-story prewar rowhouse at 1513 West Stiles Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. The single-family dwelling is located between North 15th Street and North 16th Street and will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program at a cost of $19,559. The property is owned by Gregory C. Brown and Kyoko Brown. The contractor listed for the work is Gama Wrecking Inc.
The brick-clad structure features two floors that extend deep into the property and a shallow third floor beneath a gabled roof. The building also features a decorated cornice facing the street and turrets on either side. After the demolition, stucco will be added to the to-be-exposed wall of 1511 West Stiles Street, an erosion control mats with seed on lot will be placed at the site, and the sidewalk in front of the property will be replaced.
The closest transit options to the site are the Girard station of the Broad Street SEPTA line, the 15 trolley, and the 2 bus, all located within a 5-minute walk from the property on Girard Avenue. Ingersoll Park sits three short blocks to the north of the property. Temple University is located within a 10-minute walk to the northeast.
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