Building across from Pat’s collapses under weight of heavy snow

The roof of the building catty-corner from Pat’s at 9th and Wharton collapsed this morning, nearly three years after renovations on it began.

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Looks like 9th, Wharton and Passyunk will soon have another vacant lot to contend with.

Permits for interior demolition of the building, at 848 Wharton St., were pulled as far back as May 2011, according to city records. And as you can see through time, not that much happened between then and when it fell down today:

Google streetview from June 2011
Google streetview from June 2011
From March 2012...
From March 2012…

And yesterday:

Same withering brown paper in the windows.
Same withering brown paper in the windows.

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5 thoughts on “Building across from Pat’s collapses under weight of heavy snow

  • February 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm
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    This property has been vacant and in disrepair for a long time. Whatever renovations occurred were few. It’s had broken windows and rolling door rot for at least the past year. So, we’ve already been contending with this vacant blight for some time.

  • February 14, 2014 at 3:09 pm
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    This building is owned by one of Pat’s of Pat’s Steaks relatives (look it up at city property tax site). She also owns the empty lot across the street, as well as the abandoned row house next to the lot. She purposely keeps the properties in disrepair to get back at Pat for not leaving Pat’s Steaks to her or her children. PAT IS DEAD you’re not getting back at him. You are the worst sort of slum lord. Shame on you.

  • February 14, 2014 at 3:36 pm
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    And shovel your walk too! You can see in the photo where the fireman are sitting (that is the empty lot she also owns and next door the empty, falling apart row house she also owns) the walks are not shoveled. They are never shoveled. She own both corners, it’s hard to even get down the block because of a single person’s attitude.

  • March 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm
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    Any word on the godawful patch job they did on the next building over? Is that legal? Can it be condemned and pulled down also? It looks absolutely awful. I cringe for the neighbors who have kept up their houses, the new restaurant at the end of the block…

    • March 5, 2014 at 1:39 pm
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      Not yet. I was going to swing by there this week, so thanks for the reminder!

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