Health Center No. 1 nominated for historic designation while development awaits – Curbed Philly

Health Center No. 1, a midcentury trendy constructing that dates again to 1959 and is awaiting future development, has simply been nominated for historic designation.

NakedPhilly noticed the nomination kind for Health Center No. 1 go up on the Philadelphia Historic Fee’s web site this week. The Preservation Alliance for Higher Philadelphia despatched within the nomination on July 18, 2017.

That’s a day after an RFP was issued by the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) for the 55,880-square-foot constructing on the nook of Broad and Lombard streets. Of the constructing, the PIDC wrote, “The Metropolis is keen to think about proposals that incorporate or relocate the present Metropolis makes use of.”

The well being heart was designed by Montgomery & Bishop in 1959 as considered one of 10 neighborhood well being facilities constructed within the metropolis after World Conflict II. The curvy constructing has lengthy been a standout on the nook of Broad and Lombard, due to its teal-tiled facade—the brilliant colours had been meant to lift the spirits of patients.

The nomination argues that the constructing needs to be added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Locations as a result of it's a murals alongside the Avenue of the Arts and a neighborhood landmark and the constructing is a inform-story instance of the midcentury trendy structure.

The nomination will first be thought-about by the Committee on Historic Designation, which can assess whether or not or not the constructing needs to be really useful for approval by the Historic Fee.

In the meantime, the development proposals are as a result of PIDC by September 22.

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Health Center No. 1 nominated for historic designation while development awaits - Curbed Philly