Permits have been filed for the demolition of a four-story prewar structure at 5221 Chester Avenue in Kingsessing, Southwest Philadelphia. The property is located between South 52nd Street and South Wilton Street. The former single-family dwelling will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia demolition program. The cost of the work will be $54,000. The property is owned by the City of Philadelphia. The contractor listed for the job is Mangual Demolition Inc.
The residential building features a porch overhang, a brick façade, an ornate bay window on the second floor, and a sloping roof with a dormer window, but is in a dilapidated state. Most of the windows on each floor have been shattered.
The 49th Street Station on the Media/Elwyn Line is three long blocks away to the northwest. Just to the south of the station is the Kingsessing Recreation Center, which includes a pool, four basketball courts, two tennis courts, and a large field with two baseball diamonds. The Kingsessing Library is on the same block to the south of the recreation center.
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