A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a single-family structure at 1401 North Marston Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. The structure is located on the west side of the block between Master Street and Jefferson Street. The building will feature a roof deck and will not exceed 38 feet in height to its principal structure. Thomas Hollinger is the listed owner.
The new building will replace a two-story, single-family prewar rowhouse. Despite its age, the building holds no preservation-worthy features, aside from a cornice with scrolled S- and C-brackets. The rest of the structure has been stripped of decoration and plastered with stucco years ago, and has sat abandoned for more than a decade. A demolition permit was filed for the existing building in March 2020.
The area saw widespread demolitions and disinvestment in the postwar period, yet local construction has been on an upswing in the past decade. The site sits next to a three-story single-family rowhouse built a few years ago as one of the many similar buildings constructed in the area in the meantime.
The site sits within a short walking distance of Fairmount Park, Temple University, and the Girard Avenue trolley, the latter being located within a five-minute walk to the south.