Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant three-story single-family dwelling at 3831 Cambridge Street in East-Parkside, West Philadelphia. The prewar property is located between North 38th Street and North 39th Street and will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program, with a cost of work of $19,862. The property is owned by Bizness As Usual Inc. and the listed contractor is Thomas Curran.
The building stands between vacant lots, which appear to have once been occupied by now-demolished buildings (the rowhouse to the west was torn down some time between 2014 and 2018). The building features a brick exterior and a decorated cornice, and all of the windows are boarded up. Work will include an erosion control mat with seed on lot, cleaning and grading the adjacent lots at 3829 and 3833 and Cambridge Street, and sidewalk replacement in front of both properties.
The 15 trolley stops around the corner at Girard Avenue and 39th Street, which sits across from Fairmount Park. The property is also located within a 10-minute walk to the Philadelphia Zoo to the southeast.