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Hamilton Court: 1908

Hamilton Court: 1908

Philadelphia circa 1908. "Hamilton Court apartments, Chestnut Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Not so much a court now as a food court

Hamilton Court apartments is a U-shape complex, originally built around a courtyard. It's difficult to make out individual apartments in the floorplan, but groups have their own dedicated stairs, no central hallway.

The courtyard was originally a formal arrangement with a fountain. At some point the owners replaced the courtyard and fountain with a retail establishment, currently Paris Baguette. It's a loss for aesthetics, but a gain for those who love baguettes.

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Looks like they've kept the place up!

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