What are they Going to Build at 33rd & Dauphin for $5 Million?!?!

Posted: October 16, 2011 in Politricks, SEPTA, Urban Blight/Bling
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We have a rich history in Philly, and I’m all for preserving our architectural heritage, but there’s historic and then there’s “historic.”   Important buildings get demolished every day by developers with the right connections.   And with all the decaying infrastructure in our fair city, is this really the best use of a $5,000.000.00 grant?

Then and Now (not pretty, but still seems to work fine…)

Perhaps Rep. Fattah thinks that restoring the cherubs in the 33rd & Dauphin Street station will make the locals act more like angels.  A man can dream can’t he?  But, he could also probably find a better use for this money.

Photo by Joel Spivak of the station interior — designed in the days before all hell broke loose

(If you’re interested in the history of trolleys in Philly…click here.)

  1. […] area supermarket, Chaka Fattah recently got his $5 million grant to spruce up the SEPTA station at 33rd and Dauphin.  And one of his political donors owns acres of land in the area (thanks in no small part to city […]

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