Presser Home for Retired Music Teachers

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Presser Home for Retired Music Teachers
Presser Home, June 2010
Presser Home for Retired Music Teachers is located in Pennsylvania
Presser Home for Retired Music Teachers
Location 101-121 W. Johnson St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′43″N 75°11′7″W / 40.04528°N 75.18528°W / 40.04528; -75.18528Coordinates: 40°2′43″N 75°11′7″W / 40.04528°N 75.18528°W / 40.04528; -75.18528
Area 3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
Built 1898; 1914, 1931
Architect Davis & Dunlap; et al.
Architectural style Renaissance, Tudor Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 06001006[1]
Added to NRHP November 8, 2006

Presser Home for Retired Music Teachers, also known as Mt. Airy Commons, is a historic retirement home located in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Presser Home was built in 1914, and expanded in 1931. It is a three-story, "H"-shaped, buff Roman brick building in the Italian Renaissance Revival-style. It features limestone and terra cotta decorative elements. The Presser Carriage House was built in 1898, and is a 2 1/2-story, gray brick, Tudor Revival-style carriage house.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

The building adjoins the Nugent Home for Baptists, which was also listed on the National Register in 2006. Nolen Properties owns both buildings. It has completed restoration of the Presser building, and was working on the restoration of the Nugent building in 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Sheryl Jaslow (November 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Presser Home for Retired Music Teachers" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ Quinn, Amy Z. (January 15, 2013). "Senior housing project features heavy dose of historic restoration". Newsworks. WHYY. Retrieved January 4, 2014.