Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant two-story single-family dwelling at 6132 Walnut Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The prewar rowhouse is located between South 61st Street and South 62nd Street and will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program, with a cost of work of $17,261. The property is owned by the City of Philadelphia. The contractor listed for the work is Thomas Curran.
The rowhouse is similar the rest of the structures on the block, with a brick façade, a covered porch, a bay window at the second floor, and a projecting cornice. The building is in a somewhat dilapidated state, with panels missing from the cornice. The job will include the addition of stucco on 6141, 6145, 6130, and 6134 Walnut Street after the demolition is completed, as well as an erosion control mat with seed on lot at the site.
The 21 bus travels along Walnut Street, with stops at either end of the block. The 60th and 63rd Street stations of the Market-Frankford SEPTA line, as well as Cobbs Creek Park and Haddington Woods, sit within a five-minute walk of the property.