Who knows something about this building?

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  1. bruhinb

    bruhinb Well-Known Member

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    Every time I post a photo here I learn something new about my subject, so I decided to post about my current fascination, a deco building at 1309 Noble Street. Who can tell me stories about it?

    Thanks in advance!!

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  2. jizay

    jizay Well-Known Member

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    I don't know no stories. It housed the George F. Lasher printing company. It's been rented at as office space to various tenants over the last few decades.
     
  3. DocAwesome

    DocAwesome The Doctor is In

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    Good question.

    I believe that THIS book has some information about it, if anyone has a copy.
     
  4. salf

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    All I can tell is that's art deco.

    Looks cool for a Batman movie set.
     
  5. Colin P. Varga

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    The Library Co. keeps a card catalog of locations and they might be able to tell you more about it.

    Also, you can go to the L&I to find the... um, the bldg permit, etc. Or the City Historical Commission. Oh, an insurance map of the period might say what the bldg was. These map are available at the Central Free Library in the Map Rm.
     
  6. bruhinb

    bruhinb Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! That's very useful information!!
     
  7. CHIOSSO

    CHIOSSO Schuylkill Ranger

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    Lasher Printing Company Building
    1309 Noble Street
    Philadelphia, PA
    This rare example of Art Deco industrial architecture by Philip Tyre was built in 1927. It embodies a synthesis of architectural design and engineering that was Tyre's hallmark and is unique among Philadelphia Art Deco structures, showing off colorful chevrons and circles derived from Native American influences. The building was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 2004.
     
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  8. bruhinb

    bruhinb Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!! Having the full name of the building, like this, also led me to piles of information about the site!

    Did you just happen to know this, or was there a particular Google search you used that I didn't think of?
     
  9. bruhinb

    bruhinb Well-Known Member

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  10. CHIOSSO

    CHIOSSO Schuylkill Ranger

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    I searched the address.
     
  11. DCnPhilly

    DCnPhilly Well-Known Member

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    I love this building! It's one of the most unique in the area and no one knows about it. It always reminds me of the remake of House on Haunted Hill. With all the windows blocked out it's starting to look a little like an insane asylum.

    Check out philadelphiabuildings.org

    They have something on almost every building you'd ever want to know about.

    phillyhistory.org might have some cool old pictures of it too.
     
  12. MizFormaldehyde

    MizFormaldehyde Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea,but, it's awesome looking.
     
  13. Jayfar

    Jayfar I'm very oldĀ®

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